Merchant Gusyatnikov's House

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This tenement house was built in the beginning of the 19th century. Its ground floor housed the store of merchant Peter Gusyatnikov, who owned the mansion and gave his name to the nearby lane. This is a rare Moscow building that did not fall victim to the huge September fire of 1812. Gusyatnikov was an active socialite, and frequently organized dinners and dances at the house.