This building with classical European architecture, one of the old one in the city, was built in 1913. It was formerly used for office of the “Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij (NIS)”. Now it is used for the administration office of the Central Java Provincial Office of Department of Transportation.
The building lies on Jl. Pemuda, close to the Tugu Muda Monument. It is known as the Thousand Doors Building (Lawang Sewu), since it has many doors.