The Luxurious Residence of Dutch Royal Army Commander in Hertogspark

ON MISSION
Here I take a walk in Hertogsweg, vicinity of Weltevreden-Batavia. Now, this quarter is known as Jl. Taman Pejambon in Central Jakarta. There are two old building that I visited in Hertogspark.

THE STORY BEHIND OF HERTOGSPARK
According Heuken in his book of Historical Sites of Jakarta, we found the name of Hertog was a part from the great name of Bernhard Herzog von Sachen-Weimar (1792-1862). He received the Star of the Legion of Honor 1809 from Napoleon I as his courage.

THE CHRONICLE
This residence of Dutch Royal Army Commander was designed by J.Tromp in early 1830s, for the reason of replacing former residence of lieutenant governor general. Since Daendels move the capital and government offices from Old Batavia to Weltevreden in 1809, Waltevreden was the Dutch royal army head quarter consequently. Many military barracks and landhuis were built in here.

The royal army commander stayed in Weltevreden until 1917, after that he moved in to Bandung. From residence the army commander, this building was used to be gathering hall of the Volksraad (People’s Council) in 1918-42

Soekarno, before in chief as president of Republic of Indonesia, conveyed his opinion about Pancasila (the Five of Nation Fundamental).

TODAY
From the history of Indonesian independence and regarding of famous Soekarno’s message about Pancasila, this building was known as Gedung Pancasila. Now this building was owned by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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2 comments

  1. wah ko gedung sejarah bisa di jual belikan,mestinya milik negara,bukan perorangan …

  2. melatiputih67 said: wah ko gedung sejarah bisa di jual belikan,mestinya milik negara,bukan perorangan …

    Bukan milik perorangan kok. Gedung ini masih dimiliki Kementrian Luar Negeri RI…

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