The building at the intersection of Sovetskaya and Sergeyev-Tsensky Streets in Tambov used to belong to the town public figure – Ivan Satin. Satin was a prominent Tambov landowner – he owned the lands in Tambov and Lipetsk uyezds as well as a wool-processing factory.
The Satins’ house was big enough. The master himself lived in the side wing while the second part was granted on lease.
Satin’s house is a unique phenomenon for Tambov. It is one of the two buildings in town built in the shapes of the so-called Neo-Russian style that was popular at the time of the Romanovs’ 300th anniversary celebration. Houses richly-decorated in the forms of Vladimir-Suzdal and Novgorod architecture were appearing all over Russia.
There are two decorative ledge-turrets covered with iron above the entrance. The entrance door way is made in the form of bossage. The house windows are arranged in groups of three. There is a natural stone imitation under the windows of the second floor. Building glass stone was first used in Tambov in Satin’s house.
After the revolution the house was nationalized and the owner’s fate remains unknown. Now the building is used as an art school.