:: Loji Tunjungan, Surabaya [Tunjungan Loge, Surabaya] ::

Loji Tunjungan Surabaya

Loji Tunjungan Surabaya dengan logo persaudaraan di atas tympanum

Sebuah kebetulan di hari minggu pagi kemarin, langit Surabaya sangat cerah. Tanpa membuang waktu, selepas shalat shubuh, kami (saya, ibu, dan adik) mengayuh sepeda dari rumah menuju ke pusat kota Surabaya. Sekedar informasi, jarak dari rumah ke tengah kota Surabaya adalah 15 km, dan itu kami tempuh dengan bersepeda, mumpung ada event car free day J. Saat melintas di depan Hotel Majapahit di Jalan Tunjungan, ada satu bangunan tua yang membuat saya penasaran. Bangunan itu kini telah berubah menjadi kantor Badan Pertanahan Nasional Surabaya. Yang menarik dari bangunan ini adalah adanya logo jangka, penggaris, dan jabat tangan diatas bagian tympanum. Yup…ternyata dahulu bangunan megah ini adalah Loji (Loge) Tunjungan, dan merupakan markas besar Perkumpulan De Vrienschap atau di beberapa buku tentang konspirasi disebut dengan…Persaudaran Freemasons. Bangunan ini didirikan oleh Mr. B.H.J. van Cattenburch pada tanggal 28 September 1809. Beliau wafat pada 27 Agustus 1811 dan dimakamkan di tempat ini juga. Menurut informasi dari sesepuh di sana, dahulu gedung ini dikenal sebagai gedung setan…terkait dengan aktivitas berbau mistis dari anggotanya di masa lampau.

Bangunan ini sudah berubah menjadi benda cagar budaya oleh Pemerintah Kota Surabaya dan dilindungi oleh hukum. Sangat mudah untuk menuju kesana, dikarenakan letaknya berada di Jl. Tunjungan 80, persis di depan Hotel Majapahit Surabaya.

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Tunjungan Loge, Surabaya with tympanum style

Tunjungan Loge, Surabaya with tympanum style

It was a coincidence, when Sunday morning, Surabaya sky so bright. Without any question, after Shubuh pray, we (I, my mom, and my sister) took bicycle and went to Surabaya. As information, it took 15 km to Surabaya from our house, and we did it with bicycle due to car free day event J. While we rode in front of Majapahit Hotel at Tunjungan Street, there was old building that made us curious. This old building has now been turned into Surabaya National Land Bureau office. There are arc, elbowed-ruler, and shake-hand image above the tympanum, which makes this building so interesting. Yup…long time ago, this building were known as Tunjungan Loge, and a quarter base of De Vrienschap association or in some of conspiracy book, it called by…Freemasons. This building was built by Mr. B.H.J. van Cattenburch on September 28th, 1809. He died on August 27th, 1811 and buried in this place also. According to the Surabaya’s elders, once, this building also known as Satan Building…regarded with mystic activity among De Vrienschap members.

This building has now been awarded as Surabaya Heritage Building and be protected by law. It’s so easy to go there, since it located on side 80th, Tunjungan Street, just in front of Surabaya Majapahit Hotel.

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~ by aldiparis on December 16, 2013.

One Response to “:: Loji Tunjungan, Surabaya [Tunjungan Loge, Surabaya] ::”

  1. Yes , I have many memorial in this place, because my family stayed in this place so long, 1960-1991, my family stayed behind this building and we have place for mini restaurant for serve Ice Campur ( Ice shanghai) in 1967-1980).

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