The first archival records about the building, which is now used as Kazan City Hall, date back to the 18th century. The building was built in 1789-1790 by the merchant Efreyinov as a residential house. The architect F. I. Petondi reorganised the project in 1835 and the changes were made according to the new layout. The exterior of the building bears the spirit of classicism; it is simple and monumental in character.
This is in keeping with the administrative nature of the monument. The interiors are in baroque style. The Kazan City Hall is a monument of history and art of federal value and is included in the program "Preservation and Development of Historical, Cultural and Architectural Urban Heritage". The project of restoration and reconstruction of the monument is based on scientific research (architectural, factual, bibliographical and historical archival research).