The History and Architecture of Bohomoltsia Street

On April 18, 2012 under the aegis of "Leoteka", a project of the Lviv county Children's Library, the Center for Urban History hosted a meeting for students of Lviv schools dedicated to the history and architecture of Bohomoltsia street.

Presenting at the meeting were Bohdan Shumylovych, research associate at the Center for Urban History and curator of the exhibit "Bohomoltsia Street", and Ihor Zhuk, art historian, scholar of L'viv architecture throughout the 19th-20th centuries, and author of the book "Levynskyi's Lviv: City and Architect".

Bohdan Shumylovych described for the students the history of this particular street including the stories of the famous people who called this street home until World War II.

Bohomol'tsia Street was planned and constructed between 1904-1908 by the architecture and construction company of Ivan Levynskyi. Built on a site of former gardens, the street offers an interesting example of early 20th century residential construction. Ihor Zhuk told the students about the architectural style of the street, the particulars of the buildings, and the famous Lviv architect Ivan Levynsky himself. Zhuk presented his book "Levynskyi's Lviv: City and Architect" to the students in the format of a walking tour around the street.

About Leoteka

"In the lion's city even the lions read"—this is the slogan of the new project of the Lviv country Children's Library. The project is called "Leoteka" (Leo-lion, teka-meeting, that is, a meeting of the lions)—it's a library-literary-touristic initiative, aimed at acquainting students with the literary history of their native city and organizing literary tourism for children from all corners of Ukraine.

The project's planned activities include museum excursions, literary treasure hunts, reading by monuments, touristic walks inspired by one book, the creation of a literary map of Lviv, and many other events.