Golovin Avenue. The Viceroy’s palace. End of 1900s
Originally it was planned to build a new palace for the viceroy. Gunib Square was chosen for the construction site. With this aim a closed competition was held from lO.4. l864-l2. l. l865. The project by 0.J. Simonson (1832-1914), an architect from Tbilisi, won the first priw. However nothing came out of the plan and it was decided to reconstruct and enlarge the existing palace. The reconstructionthe latest ever - was carried out in 1865-69 to an 1865 project by the above-mentioned 0.3. Simonson, who supervised the work. At present it houses the Younger Palace (6, Rustaveli Ave.).