William Sandovers House - Windback Wednesday

Constructed circa 1884, this bluestone two-storey house is located on the corner of Prescott Terrace and Kensington Road in Rose Park. The second owner, William Sandover MP (1822-1906), named the house Rosslyn in 1890.

Horse trams, similar to the double-decker pictured here, operated in Adelaide from 1878 to 1914. Pulled by usually two horses, a trams average speed was 8 km/h. The drivers were well respected, and worked between 12 to 14 hours a day, receiving a day off every second Sunday and one week each year.

Photograph: Circa 1885, Burnside Local History Collection.

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