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The memel savings institution
Koordinatės: 55.709887, 21.133894 Objekto adresas: Tiltų street 1, Klaipeda, Lithuania Savivaldybė: Klaipeda
Next to the Biržos Bridge, at 1 Tiltų st. (former 22a Fr. Vilhelmo st.), a yellow building was constructed in 1915. This building served as the first city bank. The coat of arms of the city of Klaipėda can be seen in the façade of the building. The small boy in the coat of arms is Cupid. He is the symbol of romance and conveys that Klaipėda is a romantic city. A sculpture, the Puodynė su pinigais (meaning Pot of Gold), can be found on the other side of the building.
The house is two floors high and has a mansard roof. The architecture of the building primarily reflects two styles: Art Nouveau, which was fading away in the 1910s, and the newly forming style of the homeland: bay windows around the corners and dynamic flora ornaments. The primary function of the building was to develop the operations of the savings institution. On the first floor, the operations hall, offices and the vault were set up, while on the second floor and the garret, there were some flats that belonged to the city. That is why the building had a coat of arms in the cartouche hanging on the façade.
During Soviet rule, specifically in 1971, the building was reconstructed: a portion of the first floor was demolished to make a footpath for pedestrians. Moreover, windows were installed in the garret and more residential premises were established. The first floor was adapted for trade and commerce.
Submitted: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I.Simonaitytės biblioteka | http://www.klavb.lt/lt/
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