Located in Novosibirsk on 29 Chaplygin street, the elaborately decorated two-storey wooden house was built in the early twentieth century. In the fall of 2015 the “restoration” process of the building has started, which unexpectedly resulted in the completely changed appearance of the historical site.
Until recently, the house had the status of historical and valuable urban building. However, the concept of “valuable historical and urban building” has disappeared from the law of “sites of cultural heritage (historical and cultural sites) of the Russian Federation.” Because of this, some historical buildings lost their status of protection by the government. One of the negative consequences was the renovation/restoration of the historical house on 29 Chaplygin street.