The house of the Greek magistrate was built in 1785. The house is brick, in baroque style, two-storeyed, preserved in its original form. It is a rare example of the administrative building of the 18th century that survived to the present day. Nizhyn Greek magistrate is a body of local self-government of Nizhyn Greek community, that was established by the order of Catherine II (1785). The magistrate had its own signet, discussed all affairs of Nizhyn community and was not the subject to control for the local authorities. The Nizhyn Greeks were free from taxation and state duties. On February 20, 1872 the Nizhyn Greek magistrate was eliminated, the Greeks were equated to the bourgeoisie and all documents were passed to the local government administration (Uprava).
The house of the Greek magistrate preserved its original form. Replanning inside is connected with its adaptation to the accommodation for living. The iron grates on the windows on the ground floor and bound with iron window shutters are lost.
The building was built in baroque style, two-storeyed, with a vaulted basement, rectangular in plan. From the courtyard façade there is a two-storeyed annex that functions as a well-hole (original staircase is fan-like, made of wood with wooden handrails). The facades are built laconically. Along the periphery they are divided by a horizontal corbel into 2 storeys. The window slits are square from below, and from above they are rectangular; the platbands are made in typical of Nizhyn baroque forms. In the window slits iron hooks are preserved from window shutters and grates. The overlap of the groundfloor is semicircular and flat arches, of the first – flat ones. The monument is a rare example of the administrative building of the 18th century that survived to the present day.
[Monuments of town planning and architecture of UkrSSR. – K.: Budivelnyk, 1986, volume 4 p. 283-284]