The building was built in 1885 to be a tenement house owned by a noblewoman named Rogozinskaya. In the twentieth century, the house was a place for meetings of the famous literary circle "Collective of Poets", among the participants were V. Kataev, Yu. Olesha, I. Ilf. The singer Valery Obodzinsky was born and lived in this house. The neighbourhood of the house used to be a German settlement before the Russian revolution.
One of the neighbouring houses is a conservatory. Across the nearest intersection is the Lutheran church called "Kircha". The area around Kircha consists almost entirely of historical buildings. Additionally, many visitors enjoy the proximity of the New Market, probably one of the best markets in all of Ukraine.