Ivan Levynskyj (architect)
Ivan Levynsky, one of the most interesting architects of the early twentieth century in Lemberg, was born on July 6, 1851, in the Galician town of Dolyna, near Stanislaw (now Ivano-Frankivsk). After having graduated from the Lviv Technical Academy in 1875 he soon opened his own architectural firm, a building materials company and an artistic pottery studio. He became a professor of architecture at the Lviv Polytechnical Institute in 1903.
Levynsky was a founding member of the Prosvita Society and a patron of the Postup Society for workers' enlightenment, the Osnova Student Society and the Silskyi Hospodar Society. He was a member of the board of the National Museum.
Deported to Kyiv in 1914 by the retreating Russian imperial authorities, Levynsky founded the Pratsia agronomic and technical society. After returning to Lviv in 1918, he died on July 4 of the following year.
Levynsky designed and built many of Lviv's public buildings in a style that combined Viennese Secession with references to folk architecture of the Carpathians. Among the landmarks he contributed to the city are the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the George ("Zhorzh") Hotel, the Dnister Insurance Company Building, Akademychnyi Dim, and the ensemble of Asnyka Street (now Bohomoltsya street). He also designed and built hospitals and sanatoria in the Galician capital, in Horodenka, Kolomyia, Ternopil, Vorokhta, Zalishchyky and Zolochiv.
In 1917 and built a Ukrainian Catholic church in the "Hutsul style."
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Administrative buildingsProsp. Shevchenka, 17-19 - administrative building Vul. Bohomoltsia, 9 – administrative building (formerly residential)
Banks and financial institutionsVul. Generala Chuprynky, 11 – bank building (formerly residential)
Hospitals and medical facilitiesVul. Ruska, 20 – First City Polyclinic
Office buildingsKolberga 8
Research institutes and cultural centersVul. Bohomoltsia 6 – research center building (Center for Urban History of E. Central Europe) Vul. Henerala Chuprynky, 21 – Shevchenko Scientific Society building
Residential buildingsBohuna 5 Bohuna 7 Generala Chuprynky 11a Generala Chuprynky 27 Generala Chuprynky 60 Generala Chuprynky 7 Generala Chuprynky 9 Kolberga 4 Kolberga 6 Kotliarevskogo 16 Kotliarevskogo 18 Kotliarevskoho 20 Kotliarevskoho 23 Kotliarevskoho 25 Kotliarevskoho 29 Kotliarevskoho 31 Kotliarevskoho 4 Kotliarevskoho, 41 Kotliarevskoho, 67 Metrolohichna 3 Nechuia-Levytskoho 20 Nechuia-Levytskoho 23 Vul. Bohomoltsia 11 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 2 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 3 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 4 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 5 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 7 – residencial building Vul. Bohomoltsia 8 – residencial building Zdorovia 7
Universities, colleges and academiesPl. M. Shashkevycha, 5 - Lviv State Liudkevych Music College Pl. Sv. Yura, 2 - Lviv Polytechnic National University building Vul. Henerala Chuprynky, 103 - university building
Industrial buildingsVul. Henerala Chuprynky, 58a – Former complex of Levynskyi’s factory
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