BUILDING OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE, CHERNIVTSI BRANCH (FORMER THREE CROWNS HOTEL AND HABSBURG COFFEE-HOUSE)
Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

The building is on the left, as seen from Centralna Square

The building in Kobylyanska St was initially Three Crowns hotel (built 1878) to which Habsburg coffee house facing Centralna Sq became attached (1898). First the latter had two floors, the third one was built-up  during the Romanian period. At the end XIX century the buildings were a hotel and a coffee house, and in the time period between the two World Wars they were merged and served as the Chernivtsi Branch of the Central Bank of Romania.

The building's front

Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

The turret

The turret, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

The year of construction

Year of construction, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

The angel decoration

Angel statue, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

Top of the entrance from Kobylyanska St

Entrance from Kobylyanska St, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Stre

Another couple of angels and the historical logo of the Central Bank of Romania above them

relief, a couple of angels, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

The same angels, a close-up

Relief, angel couple, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

Lions traditionally guard something or someone. Once hotel guests, now the Central Bank's cash

Lion-shaped relief, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

Another ornamental feature

Ornamental relief, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

Telamon's head

telamon head, decoration, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street

"B" stands for the "Bank". Tribute to the former office of the Central Bank of Romania

Central Bank of Romania, Building of the Chernivtsi Office of the National (Central) Bank of Ukraine. Centralna Square and Kobylyanska Street
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