Potocki Palace, Lviv
The Potocki Palace in Lviv (Ukrainian: палац Потоцьких, palats Pototskykh; Polish: pałac Potockich) was built in the 1880s as an urban seat of Alfred Józef Potocki, former Minister-President of Austria. No cost was spared to make it the grandest nobleman's residence in the city.
The French architect Louis Dauvergne elaborated all of Beaux-Arts stylistic devices to produce a hypertrophied imitation of a French hôtel particulier. An open, parklike setting was scored to give the mansion a sense of depth.
At the start of the 20th century, the parkland gave way to a network of apartment buildings. It was confiscated by the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1940. The palace itself was adapted for holding wedding ceremonies in 1972 and subsequently underwent restoration.
- Matwijów M. (opr.), Sprawozdanie "Archiwa, biblioteki i muzea lwowskie" z 1940 r., Rocznik Lwowski, volume 5, 1997–1998, page 76. ISSN 1230-0829
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- Памятники градостроительства и архитектуры Украинской ССР. Киев: Будивельник, 1983—1986. Том 3, с. 14.