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Merchant house of the Plyusnins

The building now accommodates: the Far Eastern State Scientific Library
Address: Khabarovsk Territory, Khabarovsk, 1 Muraveva-Amurskogo Street
Date of construction: 1902
Khabarovsk Territory Executive Committee decision No. 171 dd. 18.07.1991, Presidential Decree No. 176 dd. 20.02.1995
Construction of a three-storey building for the city public bank n. a. V.F. Plyusnin was started by municipal government in 1900 at the corner of Muraveva-Amurskogo street and Cathedral Square, on the site belonged to the merchant of the first guild V.F. Plyusnin and at his expense. The building, constructed in 1902 in the Russian style upon the project of an architect Yu.Z. Kolmachevsky and located on one of the most prestigious areas of the city was at that time the most spectacular and significant in appearance. Facades with front wythe elaborately set in the combination of red and gray brick had the special expressiveness. Apart from the bank there were shops, a pharmacy, and household workshops in the building. Until 1906 the trade belonged to V. Plyusnin, and then it was sold to the merchant N.I. Tifontay. After the death of Vladimir Plyusnin from 1909 his children Peter and Alexander became the house-owners. From 1924 to 1944, at various times there were Ussuri Railway Administration, Central Library, District Land Administration, district militia, City Hall in the building. In 1944 Regional Scientific Library (now the Far Eastern State Scientific Library) settled in the building.