Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange located in Saint Petersburg, Russia is the main building in the architectural complex of The Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. The building, which is situated at Birzhevaya Ploschad 4, is a significant example of the Greek Revival architecture. Designed by French architect Thomas de Thomon and inspired by the Greek Temple of Hera at Paestum, the stock exchange was constructed between 1805 and 1810. It was built for the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange, but was subsequently used for a different purpose. As of 2011 the building houses the exposition of the Central Naval Museum.
... Communist economic system, the building ceased to function as a stock exchange ... In 1939 the Old Stock Exchange was assigned to house the growing collection renamed the Central Naval Museum ...
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