The mansion of Russian hussar
According to the legend Russian hussar colonel Vladimir Khrapovitsky had a bet with his friends that he would build a castle comparable to Louvre (Paris, France) with the park better than the Park of Versailles.
The colonel was a successful merchant and had all the resources to win the bet. The castle was built by Moscow architect P.S.Boytsov.
During the Soviet times there was a technical secondary school here. After several fires the building was abandoned.
The original view of the mansion during the times of Russian Empire.