At Lviv University

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Newsreel (35 mm film)

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The Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychnyi, Kyiv
Collection call number:
Арх. №903
FLV (Flash Video), digital video from film tape
Digitized from 35 mm film
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A former convent school, later – a Lviv University building. It was originally built in 18th century, one of the major reconstructions was carried out in 1842 according to design of Fidelis Stadler. It is an example of Neo-Classicism in Lviv. It was built for a Jesuit convent school for young people from noble families. Later it housed military barracks. In 1851 it was transferred to the ownership of Lviv Franz-Joseph I University. Today (2015) it is one of Lviv Ivan Franko National University, it's Biology Department is located here.
The former Galician Sejm building (now the main building of the Lviv National Ivan Franko University) was constructed in 1877-1881 under a project designed by architect Juliusz Hochberger. The monumental Sejm building belongs to the Historicist style influenced by the Vienna Neo-Renaissance architecture of the second half of the 19th century; it is notable for its rich sculpture and ornamental decorations.