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Adam Mickiewicz Monument against the Background of a Multistory Building

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ID:
111
Place
Lviv
Date:
1928
Technique:
Photograph (printed on paper)
Size of the resource:
30х40 cm
Creator
Adam Lenkiewicz
Collection
Lviv Historical Museum
Copyright
Lviv Historical Museum
Publisher
Publishing House "Centr Europy", Lviv
Description

Building No. 8 behind the monument at one time was the highest building in Lviv – Lviv’s version of a skyscraper. It was built in 1914-1921 for businessman Jonah Sprecher, but its construction was associated with a scandal since all the architects of Lviv publicly objected to the project. During the interwar period many establishments were located here. During the Soviet era the largest bookstore in the city – "House of Books" – was located on the first floor of the building, where it still is located today.

Tags:
Mickiewicz Square, the monument, a multistory building
Category:
Monuments