Terrazzo Entrance Ways: Years and Salwe

Terrazzo is a composite material made from marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other chips and poured with a binder. This material was used to pave many entranceways, stairwells, and communal spaces in Lviv’s buildings. It was often decorated with geometric designs, the year of installation, the name of the manufacturer, or with the word “Salwe” (“Salve”).


“Salve” in Latin means “welcome.” The spelling with a “w” is probably a Polish transliteration of the word.

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