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The building at 35 Raja Nabakrishna Street (known as Shobhabazar Rajbari or "Baag ola Bari - House with the lions"), on the northern side of the road, was the one first built by him. Later it was inherited by his adopted son from his elder brother Gopimohan and his descendants including his son Radhakanta Deb. The house at 33 Raja Nabakrishna Street known as Choto Rajbari) came up when his wife bore him a son later in life, and it was left to his biological son Rajkrishna and his descendants.
Soon after the defeat of Siraj-ud-Daulah at the battle of Plassey, it is said that Raja Nabakrishna Deb celebrated Durga Puja in 1757 with great fanfare and the invitees included Lord Clive and Warren Hastings. The same house was the venue of the first civic reception of Swami Vivekananda upon his return from Chicago where at Parliament of Religions he gave an inspiring speech which won him laurels. The warm reception was held in 1897 under the direction of Raja Binoy Deb Bahadur.
It is a nicely built structure with multi-foliate arches and pairs of columns. These columns with plain shafts rise up between the arches to support the entablature above. The residence part has a large central court yard with 'Thakurdalan' which is a unique feature of Bengali architecture. The two-story wings on either side connect to the Thakurdalan with nacch ghar on the south. The roof of the naach ghar caved in and the superstructure is gone for ever.