Starting the XVIII century, Myasnitskaya, one of the oldest streets of Moscow, had been building up with mansions of the rich nobles and merchants. Today, only a few of the constructed buildings on the street retained the vim of the classicism epoch and it's architectural appearance. Among them, there's a manor of Ivan Ivanovich Baryshnikov. The house belongs to the number of the best monuments of Moscow classicism since its appearance in the years 1797-1802 was identified by a leading architect of the epoch, Matvey Fedorovich Kazakov. This "small palace", as rich houses of a medium size were called at this time, is one of the few buildings in Moscow that had fully preserved the original architectural features of the turn of XVIII-XIX centuries. Fortunately, the fire in 1812 bypassed the structure.