Wawelberg House, Saint Petersburg
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The Wawelberg house is located on Nevskiy prospect, 7, the very heart of Saint Petersburg. Currently serving as a business center, it attracts attention of all bypassers by its solemn medieval look. In 1912 it was turned into Saint Petersburg Commercial Bank, founded by the Wawelberg Polish-Jewish family; the bank remain successful in Russia until it was nationalized by Bolsheviks after 1917. During the Soviet Period, the building was a place, where they sold airtickets, and a bus station for the passengers, departing to the airport. In 2000s, the building was owned by a famous Saint Petersburg rock club Saigon and currently it houses multiple offices and cafes.