It began at the end of 17th century (some say on 18 May 1696, some 13 March 1675), there was a Dutch merchant, ex VOC, his name is Cornelis Chastelein. He bought lands at Jatinegara, Kampung Melayu, Karanganyar, Pejambon, Mampang & Depok (This are the name of suburb surrounding Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia).
Pemuda street & GPIB Immanuel Church
Before Chastelein pass away in 28 June 1714, he had prepared a testament which states the freedom of all his workers with their family. He was then made all the workers become Christian and the leader of each family have to use this name:
Finally the Dutch government was flexible and gave the right to the workers to use the given land and they also can benefit from the harvest. As the time passing, the right to use the given land had changed became the right to own the given land. During the Dutch government period, the workers can live comfortable, got jobs at the administration offices, and became a wealthy farmer which own tens hectare of field.
the building of Rumah Sakit Harapan (Hospital) (it use to be the Depok goverment house)
People that live in neighboring cities attack Depok, because the Dutch had given the workers a good life for more than 2 centuries. Lots of Depok peoples were killed and lost a lot of their belongings. In 4 August 1952, the Indonesian government gave a compensation of Rp. 229.261,26. Started that day, all the private land became the property of the Indonesian government, except a view lands and buildings (Church, School, etc.).
At that time the LCC (Lembaga Cornelis Chastelein) was establish, an organization which organize the school, resting place, and the welfare of native Depok Lama people.
Football field and Rest Place/Cemetery