Rafailovich's house

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Taganrog is famous for a great number of well-conserved buildings of the second half of the 19th century. The fans of antiques and eclectic architecture should pay attention to the house of the merchant Nikolay Rafailovich. The Rafailovichs bought the building constructed in the 1860s at the end of the 1880s. At present the house needs restoration but keeps at the same time details interesting for the public. The asymmetric nature of the façade goes back to the baroque style and classicism, while a whole number of architecture elements decorating the building are created based on the project of the famous Taganrog sculptor Leonid Egorov.