The innkeeper Moses Kronik (*around 1800) purchases a plot of land under the conscription number 90 on the road from Lviv to Zhovkva (Zolkiew).
Moses Kronik receives the permission to produce and sell alcohol on this plot with the allowance to pass this right on to his heirs.
Leib Kronik, son of Moses, joins with nine other Jewish entrepreneurs in buying a nearby plot to build a synagogue for the growing Jewish community.
Josef Kronik, son of Leib, establishes the factory. Three years later it officially receives the necessary concession to produce rum and rosoglio.
First advertisement for the factory’s products in one of Lviv’s major newspapers showing the company’s progressing establishment on the market.
Fire destroys most of the buildings inhabited by Josef Kronik. The buildings are re-erected in a neo-gothic style.
The Imperial Court in Vienna bestows Josef Kronik with the prestigious title of a Court Supplier (Hoflieferant).
Moritz Kronik, son of Josef, becomes shareholder of the company, now renamed “Josef Kronik und Sohn”.
All members of the Kronik family escape to Vienna from the Russian occupation of Galicia and later partly settle there.
The firm is reestablished under the First Polish Republic under its old name (“Józef Kronik i Syn”).
Following the death of Josef Kronik his son Moritz (Maurycy) returns from Vienna and takes over as head of the company.
“Józef Kronik i Syn” specializes on kosher alcoholic beverages and the distribution of wines from Palestine
Soviet and German occupation of Lviv. Most members of the Kronik family perish in the Holocaust.
The factory is transformed into a branch of the state-owned wine production and distribution company “Ukroholovvyno”.
The food processing state enterprise “Plodovochetorg” takes over the factory site and exports to many regions of the USSR.
After privatization the enterprise continues processing jams and vegetable preserves under the name “Vitakons”.
Factory closes production and is sold to a Lviv businessman whose plans for a commercial development are thwarted by the financial crises.
“Week of contemporary art”, the first art event, staged on the site. Followed by other cultural happenings in the subsequent years.
Harald Binder Cultural Enterprises purchases the building with the aim of setting up a cultural center.
First preparatory works for the preservation and reconstruction of the historic buildings begin.
Planned opening of the Jam Factory Art Center.
Watch a short
Learn more about the history of the Jam Factory building, watching the video by Serhiy Petliuk.