You can find Stikliai street in old Vilnius maps from the Middle Ages – it was a part of the Jewish quarter. In 1547 on this street the glasscutter Martynas Paleckis founded the first Lithuanian glass manufactory. Soon it became a huge glass manufacturing center: many glass-making factories and merchants were established there. The name of the street from 16th century to the present day changed many times: it was called Žydowska, Szklanna I, Šw.Ducha, Šklannaja, Ignatjevskij per., Steklianaja, Dominikanski zau., Dominikonų, Ryšių and M.Antokolskio.
In 1645 the co-owner of the Gaono 7/Stikliai 11 building, pharmacist Roman Krasnicki, bequeathed the house to the Pink Brotherhood of St. Spirit church. The Brotherhood rented the premises to well-off traders until the country’s nationalization in 1940s. From the 18th to the end of 19th century there was a tavern there. Building was on fire several times during the centuries, but architectural elements from 16th century stil remained on the second floor. Gothic masonry and the spacial structure, typical to 15th century, can be clearly seen in the basement.