Fountain "Svitezianka"



ID number:
00121
Title:
Fountain "Svitezianka"
City:
Description:

This photograph shows a view of "Halytsky" (Galician) Square from the side of the building of the District Court (Batoriya Street 1-3, nowadays a building of the Lviv Polytechnical University in Kniazia Romana Street. In the foreground there is a well with a fountain adorned by a sculpture “Svitezianka” (sculptor Tadeusz Blotnitcki) which stood here until 1950. In the background we can see one of the oldest houses on the square (beginning of the 19th. century) - № 2-3 on Halytsky square / corner Halytska Street. Also visible is the tower of the Latin Cathedral. In the center of the picture there are the houses № 7 and 9 inValova Street. № 7/ corner Halytska St., 21 was built in 1908-1910 by order of the owner Theodor Bałłaban after the project of the architects Alfred Zachariewicz and Józef Sosnowski. After World War I the municipal savings bank was located here and from 1931 this house belonged to the bank. Architect Wawrzyniec Dayczak reconstructed the interior and adapted it for the needs of the financial institution. House № 9 was also built according to the project of Alfred Zachariewicz and Józef Sosnowski. Sculpture decorations of both houses belong to the authorship of Zygmunt Kurczyński. In the interwar period the "Lvivskyi" bank was located in this building.

Subject:
Fountain, Galician Square, Halytska Street, Municipal Savings Bank, Tower of Latin Cathedral.
Creator:
Adam Lenkiewicz
Publisher:
"Halytska Brama", Lviv
Date:
1920-1939
Format:
4,5х6 cm
Copyright:
Leonid Simutin
Collection:
Category:
Technique:

Suggestions: If you have additional information regarding this particular visual source or want to team up with our UID project, please send us your comments.

Related

ID: 01896
City: Lviv
Date: 1901-1905
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Zakald svitlodrukiv, Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Monument to S. Jabłonowski, Łukasińskiego Street (now Nyzkyi Zamok), fence, city vegetation
ID: 00246
City: Lviv
Date: 1968
Format: Unknown
Creator: Julian Dorosh
Publisher: Halytska Brama, Lviv
Copyright: Andriy Dorosh
Subject: Monument, woman, sculpture
ID: 03084
City: Lviv
Date: 1916
Format: 11х18 cm
Creator: Istvan Medgyaszoy
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Military exhibition, square, monument
ID: 02879
City: Brody
Date: 1929
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Wspolczesna Sztuka", Przemysl
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Monument, Rajkówka park
ID: 01966
City: Lviv
Date: 1980-1990
Format: 17х11 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: Dombrovskoho Square, monument, buildings, public garden
ID: 02947
City: Lviv
Date: 1930-1946
Format: Unknown
Creator: Volodymyr Melnyk
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Melnyk
Subject: Kornel Ujejski monument in front of a house on Shevchenka avenue (Akademichna street), 13, the monument is located in Szczecin now
ID: 13314
City: Lviv
Date: 1970-1990
Format: 15 x 10 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: portrait, people, monument, entombment
ID: 01952
City: Lviv
Date: 1900-1914
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Taras Pinyazhko
Subject: Monument to King Jan III Sobieski, Wały Hetmańskie, Hetmanska St., administrative building
ID: 13771
City: Lviv
Date: 1942-1944
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: monument, theatre, avenue, flowerbed, architecture

The house on Halytska street 20 (old conscription number 330, new conscription number 299) was built in place of the former defensive ditch behind the Halytska gate, in front of the guardhouse. According to the resolution of the Lviv city executive committee number 130 dated 26 February 1980, the house was entered in the local register of monuments under protection number 65-M. Today the ground floor premises are rented by various owners for commercial activities; in particular, “Emporio” clothes shop and a bank are situated there.

The rental house that was constructed under a project drawn up by architects Józef Sosnowski and Alfred Zachariewicz in 1910 is one of the best monuments of Art Nouveau architecture in Lviv. According to the resolution of the Lviv regional executive committee number 130 dated 26 February 1980, the house was entered in the local register of monuments under protection number 66-M. As for today, it is used as a residential and office building; Svit Publishing House, a lawyer’s office and the City Administration of Social Protection of Population are housed there.

The fountain was installed at this place in the 1970s after the redevelopment of a park in Halytska Square. Recently (2008) it has been renovated and now functions in summertime. Author of the design was Oleh Mykyta.