The term “Tobolsk Baroque” is taken as a conventional name for the baroque style in the development of the city of Tobolsk.

Despite the fact that since the 1780s. classicism spreads in Siberia, baroque churches continue to be built up to the 1830s. B.P. Denicke in 1919 formulated the concept of “Tobolsk Baroque”, and D.A. Boldyrev-Kazarin defined it more broadly – “Siberian baroque”, recognizing the features of “Asian aesthetics” as the decisive basis for distinguishing this style. W.C. Brumfield generally saw Buddhist motifs in the “flaming” sandrikas, similar to stupas (suburgans).

In Tobolsk, under the influence of the baroque style in its metropolitan version from the mid-1760s. a special Tobolsk baroque developed, spreading in the western and central regions of Siberia. The Church of Zachariah and Elizabeth is an outstanding architectural monument. The Tobolsk Baroque “reached its highest point of development” here. Having absorbed some of the already established features of Siberian stone architecture, this amazing temple also provides a kind of processing of the forms of the capital (Elizabethan) baroque.

The Tobolsk Baroque began with Zakharievskaya. It manifested itself primarily in the interpretation of details. The entire plane of the walls is developed, in the narrow spaces between the windows there are so-called blades – a vertical decorating detail of the outer facade. The shoulder blades are not wide, twice intercepted in their length (loosened). The same shoulder blades strengthen the corners of the volumes – the main, altar, refectory. And at the top of the temple there are cartouches. The peculiarities of the local Tobolsk architecture can be traced in other details – the same method of setting the temple on the basement with the allocation of the winter and the top of the summer premises at the bottom. At the base of the bell tower, on both sides of it, there are the same familiar ward extensions. This church has a particularly spacious refectory, where two symmetrically located side altars go out there. Since it was at the “auction”, in the busiest place of Tobolsk, where people were always crowded, and the church was the most visited. Around the temple on three sides, a beautiful metal fence on stone pillars was soon erected, from which now there is no more trace.

The Nativity Church (1744 – 1761) is an example of baroque in Siberia, bearing the pronounced features of the local Tobolsk “school”. This is the only surviving building of the three Tobolsk churches with the main volume of the “eight-on-four” type. The architecture of St. Andrew’s Church demonstrates the early stage of the “Tobolsk Baroque”. Built as a parish in 1744 – 1755. The “diligence” of the merchant Abraham Sumkin.