The small town of Kimry has located 160 km from Moscow in the Tver region on the banks of the Volga River. The first mention of the settlement dates back to the era of Ivan the Terrible. Tourists come to this city primarily to look at the diverse architecture. There are about 119 monuments of architectural heritage in Kimry. Of particular interest among them are wooden buildings in the Art Nouveau style. Behind the scenes, Kimry is considered the capital of wooden Art Nouveau, which is well deserved. Why Kimry? Perhaps such a concentration of Art Nouveau is because, in 1859, a fire in Kimry destroyed most of the village (Kimry received the status of a city in 1917). When rebuilding houses from scratch, the architects were guided by modern eclecticism and Art Nouveau at the turn of the XIX-XX. This style arose (at the end of the 19th century) from eclecticism, which borrowed elements of styles that existed earlier. Art Nouveau is characterized by the rejection of straight lines, angles; the style gravitated towards a natural beginning, abundantly using floral ornaments and animalistic motifs. Each architectural monument of Art Nouveau is a unique example of subordination to one idea of both the exterior and the interiors of the building. One person could have invented everything from the front of the house to the cutlery. The new style quickly spread throughout Europe. In France, it is known as Art Nouveau (new art); in Austria, it was called Secessionsstil (Secession style), but in Germany - Jugendstil (young style). Russia also did not stand aside and quickly adopted Art Nouveau, as evidenced by numerous buildings in different cities.