Skating ring at Sobko's pond



ID number:
03509
Title:
Skating ring at Sobko's pond
City:
Description:
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Polish
Subject:
Pond, skating ring, buildings, people
Creator:
Josef Popel
Publisher:
Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Date:
1901
Format:
9х14 сm
Copyright:
Ihor Kotlobulatov
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The territory has been a favorite of swimmers since the beginning of the 19th century, and was named Svytiaz toward the end of the century. The facility was held in private hands until 1939; after 1945 it was transferred to the Lviv Medical Institute where its current designation - Medic - hails from. During the 1970s, the complex belonged to the Avantgarde sports club. It is currently, once again, privately-owned. A major reconstruction, designed by Yaroslav Novakivskyi, was undertaken in 1955, with renovations following in the 1990s and early 2000s.