House on Zhylianska Street.
Ioselian Itskovich Lev, a synagogue head and owner of a Kyiv furniture factory, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries was an employer for six dozen people.
Furniture, bathtubs and washstands from Lev's factory were in demand not only among the inhabitants of Kyiv. Ioselian Itskovich Lev also performed contracts for the government agencies: the shipping company, for the railways – the South-Western, Moscow-Kyiv-Voronezh, Katerininska and other railroads.
Today they would say: he ran a successful business. One of the visible results of this business was the house on Zhylianska Street, built by Lev.
The brick building in the traditional Kyiv style of those times survived the October Revolution, the Second World War, and even the waves of modern development in Kyiv. This house, surrounded on all sides by high-rise concrete and glass new buildings, looked especially picturesque in summer, entwined with dense vine.
On October 17, an Iranian drone released by the Russians destroyed the factory owner's house. Minus five lives and a destroyed monument of history and architecture, wrote Boris Lozhkin on Facebook.