Credit: Dhanny Budidharma
Tugu (Monument) at Taman Sari throughout the years.
.. It's a nice place, by the road in two parts split, in which way are the houses with gardens. One can find a large square, which many good houses, which the Government House a few worth mentioning. It stretches residence of the Assistant-Resident, is a beautiful building and the back porch a beautiful sight on the Merbaboe. The fort The Restorer is in the midst of the place on the square, it's always all kinds of war needs. Before hetzelve are two guns. The occupation of a battalion is camped in bamboo barracks. In the middle of the square are a spice house and a flagpole at 17 'S. Br. and 110 ° 31' 0. L. Furthermore, it is a prison, a garrison hospital , a circuit court and a country council. Salatiga intended to stay, except to the Assistant-Resident, to the Regent, and other personnel. There is also a salt salesman established. The Samarangsche orphans and property room are an agency. The Public Health is the civilian health service and the superintendence of the vaccine ordered. Salatiga is a private estates school and beyond eeee private estates teacher for the French language, in Salatiga existing Javanese town has (1857) 46 members and is led by the missionary Samarang ...."
From: Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of the Dutch East Indies. Adapted from the latest and best intelligence with a preface by Prof. PJ Veth, Amsterdam, PN van Kampen 1869.