The Monument - described in 1829
The book Modern Athens,
published in 1829, described the monument:
"It rises from a broad
expanded base, containing a number of rooms, originally intended
to give accommodation to disabled seamen.
They are now leased to a
vendor of soups and sweetmeats - and the visitors of the
monument have the opportunity of eating in them, in what measure
they please, and drinking, under certain restrictions to the
memory of the great hero they commemorate.
It contains an internal
winding staircase, leading to the top, from which, as from that
of other columns, there is a view. The privilege of the
survey is sold for a shilling."