Wawelberg Bank, St. Petersburg

Wawelberg Bank, St. Petersburg

The Wawelberg Bank Building is an impressive edifice that was built by the Wawelberg family, an important and influential Russian clan of Polish extraction. The current building was constructed in 1912. Architect Marian Peretiatkovich designed the structure and sculptors Vasili Kozlov and Leopold Dietrich contributed to it.

A massive structure, the building stretches for an entire city block. The structure reflects a Neo-Renaissance style. The exterior of the bank features gray granite. The walls, cornices, and columns are northern Art Nouveau influenced sculptures decorated with bas-reliefs.

The bank’s origins begin with Hyppolite Wawelberg who moved to St. Petersburg in 1869 and began what became the Wawelberg Bank Building. The bank made Wawelberg a very wealthy man and by 1900, he was an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg. He also became a member of the board of management for the Warsaw Bank of Commerce, a member of the treasury of the Jewish Colonist Society, the Jewish Educational Society, and a benefactor of the Roman Catholic Beneficial Society. He also co-founded the Museum of Industry and Agriculture where Marie Curie performed scientific experiments. The bank has served as a retail establishment, restaurant, employment agency, and art studio during its 100 year history. Currently, the building houses a travel agency.
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Sight Name: Wawelberg Bank
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Nevsky Prospekt Walking Tour  

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