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Azov-Don Bank building description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The only building in Saratov, designed by the outstanding Petersburg architect Johann Lidval for the Azov-Don Bank, was built in 1913 on Aleksandrovskaya Street (now M. Gorky Street). The building with high, two-storey windows and poor stucco moldings was made in the modern art nouveau style at that time and was considered one of the best architectural decorations of the city.
At the end of the nineteenth century, a branch of the Azov-Don Commercial Bank began to function in Saratov, first in the house of the merchant IN Khudobin on Moskovskaya Street. In 1911, on Aleksandrovskaya Street, a place was bought for the construction of a specially designed building, and in 1913 the bank began operations already in its premises. The bank itself was founded in 1871 in Taganrog (in 1903 it became St. Petersburg) and in the system of Russian banks in terms of financial indicators it took the third place with strong commercial ties with French and English financial circles. In Saratov, the bank branch lent mainly to the grain trade.
With the onset of Soviet power, the bank building with a strict facade and a two-story operating room, with the onset of Soviet power, continued to be a noticeable architectural structure with its original functions - for many years the Central Savings Bank was located in a four-story building cash desk, and now a branch of the Savings Bank of the Russian Federation.
Topic: Azov-Don Bank building description and photos - Russia - Volga region: Saratov.