of the Oil Baron Period
83 (Freedom Avenue)
The American Embassy
was renovated in 1993 and houses the residency as well as governmental
The grand building
that now serves as the American Embassy and the Ambassadorial
Residence was supposedly built by the architect of the Hajinski
next to the Maiden's
It is said that the architect diverted money and construction
materials from that project to build his own three-story mansion,
which now houses the American Embassy.
During the Soviet period, the building housed the Library of
the Medical Institute. In 1993, while Richard Miles held the
post of Ambassador, restoration of the attractive mansion was
begun and a new wing added. Today, in addition to the residence
and the political, economic and consular offices, the Embassy
holds a library containing Baku's largest collection of English
language books, reference materials and periodicals.
(6.4) Winter 1998.
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