O. P. Boldyreva's House

Built in the early 1800s in the late Academicism style, the merchant mansion of Olga Boldyreva owes its renown to Dr. Vladimir Bekhterev, the paterfamilias of Russian reflexology and psychopathology, who lived in it in the 1880s, when he headed the psychiatry department of the Kazan Federal University.

One can find a caduceus (a winged staff with two snakes coiled around it) hidden in the adornments of the building – it is a sign of the Freemasons. The Kazan masonic lodge was first established here in late 18th century. The local members included some architects – no wonder that the street has plenty of masonic artifacts.