Pashkov House

One of the most beautiful buildings in Moscow: The Pashkov House, built in 1784-87, is indeed one of the most beautiful in Moscow. Formerly part of the Rumyantsev Museum, Bulgakov visited it in the 20s, when it had become the Lenin Library. Today it houses the manuscript collection of the State Library, including--appropriately-- Bulgakov's archival manuscripts. The building, designed by Vasily Bazhenov, is Classical in style, with columns, urns, and terraces reminiscent of Rome.

Pashkov House in the late 19th Century

Pashkov House in 1998