The city manor house was built in 1832 by architect Andrii Ton for Yegor Pavlov, grandson of the merchant Isai Pavlov. The building is made in the typical classicist style of the time, like many other buildings by A. Ton. The façade is decorated with medallions, large windows, and a four-column portico with a balcony on the second floor.
In the early twentieth century, the building housed the Hast Hotel. In 1914, the owner of the hotel changed, it was owned by M. I. Epstein, and the hotel was renamed Epstein. Prices ranged from 1 to 3 rubles per night, and the building had a dining room and halls for celebrations.
In 1919, the building was nationalised and housed the Kharkiv headquarters of the Special Forces, which were designed to combat anti-Bolshevik protests. Later, the building became the military enlistment office of the Shevchenkivskyi and Novobavarskyi districts.
On 6 July 2022, at 00:20, Russia fired several missiles at the Kharkiv region, and one of them hit the building. As a result of the hit, almost the entire roof, part of the ceilings and walls were destroyed, and the portico was completely destroyed. On 7 July 2023, the city authorities announced that the building would be demolished. During the rubble removal, workers tried to save all the destroyed parts of the building while the Novobavar administration took the 200-year-old beams for firewood.
In April 2023, the city authorities stated that the damaged building structures posed a threat to the city's population.