At the corner of Sovetskaya and Kronshtadtskaya Streets, opposite G.V. Chicherin’s House-Museum there is an old two-storey mansion that belonged to the noble Naryshkin family. The wooden building of the second half of the 19th century was designed in an austere style without any external decorations. Despite the modest look on the outside, the inside of the house was grand. The contemporaries mentioned the extraordinary rich interior and furniture of Naryshkin house.
In its time this mansion was one of the most famous houses of Tambov. Its former owners could be considered as the most highborn Tambov noblemen. The descendents of the famous old boyar family, the relatives of Russian imperial family, the richest people fo Russia, the Naryshkins had an unquestionable authority in Tambov. During his two visits to Tambov emperror Nicholas II stayed at the Naryshinks‘. The Naryshkins were granted the title of Honorary freemen of Tambov for the years of acts of charity. After the revolution, the Naryshkins‘ house was nationalized and turned into numerous shared apartments.