The house at 185 . . .

The first house we lived in in Durban was way too small for such a large family. After about a year, we moved to a big old Victorian mansion, 185 Sydenham Road. It had a red tiled roof, white pillars, and wide verandahs in front, both upstairs and down.

The house was three stories high, with five bedrooms and a music room that could be used as a church, which you can see in this photo.  

They put a wooden fence along the path, to hide the back door and the washing line from street view. Those big trees to the left of the photo are mango trees. They provided lots of shade, and were just begging to be climbed.

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 My sister Siri (left) with her friend, Penny Crosoer. The photo shows the wooden fence and brick walkway added to the side of the house for privacy. In the far back of the photo is the tennis court. Siri and Penny are wearing school uniforms.

My sister Siri (left) with her friend, Penny Crosoer. The photo shows the wooden fence and brick walkway added to the side of the house for privacy. In the far back of the photo is the tennis court. Siri and Penny are wearing school uniforms.