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 They have all been replaced by taller appartment buildings before the first World War.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: 08194
City: Lviv
Date: 1965-1970
Format: 11x17 cm
Creator: Leonid Zapadenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Leonid Zapadenko
Subject: Square, buildings, architecture, transport, tram, bus, paving, people
ID: 02923
City: Lviv
Date: 1928-1930
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Ivan Tureckyi
Subject: Marjacki Square, Mickiewicz monument, buildings, tram, advertisement, people, lamp-posts
ID: 03832
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1890-1905
Format: 100х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Romuald Schally, Czernowitz
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Austria Platz, Austria Monument
ID: 03118
City: Lviv
Date: 1900-1914
Format: 11х14 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Rynok square, tram, people, electrical lantern
ID: 03221
City: Lviv
Date: 1900-1905
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Zaklad swiatlodrukow, Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Bernardynska square, Panska street (Ivana Franka street now), buildings, public garden
ID: 01650
City: Shchyrets
Date: 1904
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Andriy Kryzhanivskyy
Subject: Church, square
ID: 03239
City: Lviv
Date: 1930-1939
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Ruch", Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Market Square, City Hall
ID: 02945
City: Lviv
Date: 1945-1950
Format: Unknown
Creator: Volodymyr Melnyk
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Ihor Melnyk
Subject: Southern side of Rynok square and Ruska steet, Korniakta tower, St. Michael church, tram, people
ID: 03778
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1934
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: B. M. St., Cernăuţi
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Cernăuţi, Ringplatz, Town Hall, People, Tram