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St. John Steet in Vilnius



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In this street, it was used to be a market place where it meets Pilies street. The first Town Hall is also believed to have stood on this spot

Pharmacy house in St. John St. No. 5. Georg Schulz’s pharmacy operated in this house since 1639. During the war in 1655, the house was burned down. In 1781, pharmacist Koszyk acquired the ruined building and reconstructed it

The Pac estate. Since 1628, the building belonged to the Pac magnate family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1783, the dilapidated building was bought, renovated and decorated by the Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – Alexander Michael Sapieha. Currently, the building belongs to the Polish Embassy


All photos are copyrighted by Vladislav B. Sotirovic

© Vladislav B. Sotirovic 2020

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