The historic building in the classical style is a part of the architectural ensemble of the Spit of Vasilievsky Island. The Customs was built in 1829-1832 under the project I.Luchini. Since 1927 the building are the Institute of Russian Literature and Literary Museum (Pushkin House). In corners of building gable there are three statues: Mercury, Neptune and Ceres (ancient Greek patron gods of commerce, navigation and fertility). Lions decorate the embarkment in harmony with its simple, classic style.
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