At the heart of modern Minsk, at once Volotskoi the street of the Upper town nestled city estate, built in the late XVIII century. In 1846 the house was bought by the judge, the Marshal of nobility of the Minsk district Edward Vankovich. In addition to the manor house in the manor complex also included several outbuildings, which housed the stables and coach house of the Vankovich’s house, the kitchen of the manor, the apartment Manager, as well as the winter heated greenhouse of vankoviches. During the life of the owner and his descendants, the estate was a kind of cultural center, where many representatives of the Minsk noble intelligentsia came, artists and musicians gathered. In the house of Edward Vankovich visited his close relative, composer Stanislav Monyushko. The writer Vincent Dunin-Marcinkiewich often looked here. Vankovychi lived in the mansion until 1920, its Last owner was the grandson of Edward Peter wankowicz, who later emigrated to Poland, leaving all his possessions. In the early 1920s, all the manor rooms were adapted for communal apartments.