Government House, Lviv

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The Lviv Oblast administration occupies the Neo-Renaissance building of the Austrian vice-regency from which the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria was ruled. It was erected in the 1870s to a design by architects Sylwester Hawryszkiewicz and Feliks Księżarski. The building's centerpiece is a grand staircase designed by Leonard Marconi. In 1943 the edifice witnessed the official ceremony of the inauguration of SS Division Galicia. The Communist administration decided to retain the building's former function by assigning it to a local obkom. In front of the building stands a monument to Vyacheslav Chornovil who headed the regional administration in the early 1990s.

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View from the town hall The façade The courtyard