Among the numerous buildings in the central part of Internatsionalnaya Street, a colorful old building of the 19th century is the most noticeable one. Despite the small size, the exterior of the house is very expressive. A prosperous Tambov citizen, S. F. Nikiforov, constructed this fairy-tale building as his own residence. The architecture of the house reminds of the examples of old Russian art of building. There is a beautiful entrance portal with columns and arched door, attic window and decorative vases by the sides of the building corners. In the left part of the building — the arc of the gates. The main bulk of the house is in the depth of the mansion.
Before 1917 the building used to house R.K. Ivanova’s 2nd private gymnasium. After the nationalization, the building was used for the apartments with complete change of its planning. By the end of the 20th century, the house was placed at the disposal of the town authorities. It accommodated editorial offices and town council.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel