Vul. Hrushevskoho, 4 – Lviv National Franko University building

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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.

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The building is located on a slope, at a corner parcel next to the building of the former catholic church dedicated to st. Nicholas. Its principal facade faces vul. Hrushevskoho, a lateral one faces vul. Kyryla i Mefodiya. University's botanical garden, planted in 1851 on the grounds of former Trinitarian order monastery grounds, is situated behind the building

The three-floor building is a brick construction, it has an internal courtyard, its walls are plastered. Its plan has a square shape, and a corridor planning structure is used.

Facade is topped with a cornice. The facade wall has almost no decorative features. There is also a cornice that separates the level of the first (ground) floor. Windows have simple profiled trimmings.

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The entry was developed within the project "Galiciana", 2001-2002
Material compiled by Ihor Zhuk

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