Svobody Boulevard

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Svobody Boulevard
Karl Ludwig Street (today the odd-numbered side of Svobody Blvd.) photographed in the times of the Russian occupation of Lviv in the First World War. This can be deduced from the Cossack riders proceeding in the direction of the Opera Theater. The street in the photograph still shows the tram tracks, which no longer exists today. In the forefront of the picture is an old-fashioned electric street light. To the left, the picture clearly shows the character of store decoration widespread in Lviv prior to Soviet occupation. A notable distinction is that practically all shops have wooden facades that have not survived until the present day. Typical Lviv residents of the time are walking along a sidewalk, a Jew in a long black coat with a walking stick and a black hat stands out among them. Karl Ludwig Street was home to a very high number of hotels, but only a few of theme were functioning in 1914. In addition to The Esplanade (No. 19), and The Bristol (No. 21), from whose side the street was photographed, The Monopole (No. 25) was also open (its sign can be seen on the left). The neighboring building No. 27 was home to The Bellevue hotel, coffeehouse and cinema, which was active in 1907-1914.
Hetmanski Waly, hourses, people on the streets, Opera Theatre
The Library of Congress, Washington
1914-1915, First World War
Library of Congress, Washington
On obverse:
In German: Lemberg

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ID: 08536
City: Lviv
Date: 1906
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: J. Klein, Krakow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Street, buildings, architecture
ID: 01048
City: Lviv
Date: 1954
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Subject: Turhenieva Street, asphalt covering, residential buildings, Pobeda car
ID: 13138
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1980
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: street, building, architecture
ID: 08201
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1965
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Leonid Zapadenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Leonid Zapadenko
Subject: Street, buildings, architecture, transport, paving, people
ID: 01226
City: Lviv
Date: 1914
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Dawid Grund, Lwow
Copyright: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Subject: Karl-Ludwig-Strasse, Wały Hetmańskie, hotels, buildings, theater
ID: 00675
City: Chortkiv
Date: 1912
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Mina Frankel, Czortkow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Mickiewicza Street, city construciton, green area, horsedrawn carriages, street lights, telegraph posts, passersby
ID: 02837
City: Lviv
Date: 1935-1939
Format: 14х9 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: Street, park, cobblestones, sidewalk, people
ID: 03907
City: Lviv
Date: 1978
Format: 12х17 cm
Creator: Andriy Drymalyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Drymalyk
Subject: Street, Stryiska street, LAZ, underpass, transport, traffic lights
ID: 02524
City: Lviv
Date: 1894
Format: 30х40 сm
Creator: Franciszek Rychnowski
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv Historical Museum
Subject: Zyblikiewicza, Ścieżkowa, Św. Mikołaja streets, city construction, tram tracks, trams, people

The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater was built in 1897-1900 under a project designed by architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski. The building is erected in historicist style and influenced by the so-called Vienna Neo-Renaissance. The monumental theater building has occupied a key position in the architectural ensemble of the city’s main avenue created in the late 19th – early 20th century.