Sunday, August 18, 2013
Snapshot to an old building at 'Zwaluwstraat'
This is just a simple snapshot to an old building at south-end side of Branjangan Street, a street inside Old City Conservation Area. It is situated in a T-intersection street in front of another old building I have described in my older blog post dated 3rd of May 2011. This building is also situated nearby another old building currently known as Telkom MSC Office Building, which is located in Letjen Soeprapto Street ( or known also as Heerenstraat during Dutch Colonial Era). A historical source mentioned that this building originally known as Dunlop-Kolff-Makelaars, a trading company in related with sugar, rice, kapok, effects, etc.
It about less than a hundred meters from this building we can find another famous old building at Branjangan Street which is called "Roode Driehoek" House. Obviously, the remaining upper facade is becoming interesting part belong to this building. Curved pediment are combined with six vertical louvered windows at top facade. Lower facade is consisting of remaining wooden tall windows that are covered with light metal roofing with wrought iron brackets. Extended columns in simplified 'obelisk' shape are another elements that visually unify the lower and the upper part of the building facade