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: 00260
City: Lviv
Date: Post-War period, Communist Rule (1946-1990)
Format: Unknown
Creator: Julian Dorosh
Publisher: Halytska Brama, Lviv
Copyright: Andriy Dorosh
Subject: Strumok Street, wooden fences
ID: 02410
City: Lviv
Date: 1965-1980
Format: 10x15 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
Subject: street, building, khrushchovka, architecture
ID: 01395
City: Lviv
Date: 1860-1870
Format: 10x14 cm
Creator: Josef Eder
Publisher: Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Copyright: Lviv Historical Museum
Subject: Novyi Svit Street, Church of St. Mary Magdalene
ID: 03797
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1933-1939
Format: 120х170 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Cernăuţi, Strada Bratianu, Brewery, Bus
ID: 06210
City: Lviv
Date: 1963-1964
Format: 9х6 сm
Creator: Jaroslav Yanchak
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Jaroslav Janchak
Subject: Street, buildings, schools, people
ID: 07977
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1965
Format: 10x15 cm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: Street, buildings, tram line, Dominican church
ID: 03268
City: Lviv
Date: 1915
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Aleksander Pfajfer
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Street, demonstration, people, ram line, transport
ID: 08203
City: Lviv
Date: 1955-1960
Format: 14x9 cm
Creator: Leonid Zapadenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Leonid Zapadenko
Subject: Dzerzhynskoho street, buildings, architecture, tram line, paving, park
ID: 06201
City: Lviv
Date: 1963-1964
Format: 6х9 cm
Creator: Jaroslav Yanchak
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Jaroslav Janchak
Subject: Street, buildings, architecture, tram line, 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.