Soborna Square

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Soborna Square
The Austriaplatz, todays Soborna Square, is the highest elevation downtown Chernivtsi (225 m). It is one of the oldest marketplaces in town where also firewood was traded. Therefor it used to be called Holzplatz. Later is was called Criminalplatz (after the court and jail locted at it) an only in 1875 it got the name Austriaplatz, commemorating 100 years of Austrian rule over the Bukowina. At this occasion the eight meters high monument of the “Austria” was erected in the middle of the square. The statue was created by the sculptor Karl Pekary out of Carrara marble and showed in an allegoric way a lady symbolizing Austria. It had some similarity to Empress Maria Theresia, under whose rule the Bukowina became Austrian. The monument was destroyed after the first World War, however, the damaged statue was found again in 2003. In the background the building of the Landesgericht (regional criminal court) with the prison can be seen. It was built in 1819 and is the oldest administrative building still serving its original function.The postcard shows small private homes of the first generation of buildings on the square. They have all been replaced by taller appartment buildings before the first World War.
Helmut Kusdat
Czernowitz, Austriaplatz, Austriastatue, prison, people
Schaar & Dathe, Trier
90х140 mm
Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
On obverse:
In German: Czernowitz Austriaplatz, Shaar & Dathe, Trier
On reverse:
In German: Correspondenz Karte

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ID: 07942
City: Lviv
Date: 1950-1955
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: Square, buildings, city hall, tram, tram line, fountain, paving, people
ID: 03782
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1900-1910
Format: 80х110 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Ringplatz, Hotel Schwarzer Adler, People
ID: 01147
City: Lviv
Date: 1928-1930
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Sztuka", Krakow
Copyright: Taras Pinyazhko
Subject: Holy Spirit square, buildings, alley, tram line, tram, transport, lanterns, people
ID: 00966
City: Lviv
Date: 1944
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Subject: Hetmanski Valy green, Opera House, flowerbed, obelisk, architectural vignette, people, children
ID: 03379
City: Zolochiv
Date: 1910
Format: Unknown
Creator: V. Cukerkandl
Publisher: Claudia Erdheim, Das Stetl. Galizien und Bukowina 1890–1918. Album Verlag, Wien 2008.
Copyright: Claudia Erdheim
Subject: Cities, buildings, square, market, people
ID: 09077
City: Lviv
Date: 1975-1980
Format: 11х17 сm
Creator: Juriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Gaskevych
Subject: Square, buildings, architecture, Latin cathedral, Boimiv chapel, city hall
ID: 08359
City: Lviv
Date: 1941-1944
Format: 140х90 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Square, buildings, architecture, sculpture, fountain
ID: 03794
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1930-1935
Format: 80х130 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Cernăuţi, Piata Unirii
ID: 02881
City: Brody
Date: 1929
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Wspolczesna Sztuka", Przemysl
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Rynok, people, market