Peter Regit was one of the main shipowners not only in our city, but in the whole country. The shipping company “Peter Regir and Son” was one of the five largest companies in the Russian Empire.
The remains of the house of this wealthy man have survived to this day. Built in 1900, the mansion was a home for the entire Regir’s family, and also the served as an office for the management of the shipping company. There were even small candy manufacture in the basement.
After Soviets came, Regirs’ family moved to Europe but he stayed in the city, probably trying to come to a certain agreement with new authorities. But unfortunately the attempt was not successfull: Regir was killed a few years later.