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Ivan Franko

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Place in Vienna (1895)

The place in Vienna (1895) – a…

House in Vienna on Wipplingerstraße, 26.
Photo of 2019 with Google panoramas:

In March 1895, Ivan Franko came to Vienna for a short time to apply for a position at the University of Lviv. At this time he stopped at Wipplingerstraße, 26.

This street in the heart of Vienna (500 m to the bank of the Danube, 850 m to the Hofburg) has been known since 1272; houses on the site of modern houses № 24 – 26 known from the end of the 14th century. The old house where I. Franko stayed was demolished on February 5, 1905, and in 1906 new houses 24 and 26 were built in its place according to the design of Rudolf Demsky (pictured). Details – .

In 1960, a memorial plaque was erected on the house by the Union of Ukrainian Women and the Ukrainian community, informing that in 1894 [date incorrect!] here lived Ivan Franko . This board can be seen in the photo.