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West Terrace
Title : West Terrace West Terrace
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Creator : Summers, Charles, 1825-1878, artist
Date of creation : ca. 1850
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 300x440
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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This watercolour sketch by an Charles Summers shows a flour mill on the north west corner of West Terrace and Waymouth Street, Adelaide (acre 186). The mill was built by HW Phillips, under the supervision of the architect, GS Kingston. It was the second windmill to be built in Adelaide with building started in August 1842. The mill sustained some storm damage in February 1843. It was later refitted as a steam mill in 1845.

Adelaide's first windmill was completed in July 1842 on acre 462 , Wright Street by Job Gould Malin. This became known as the City Mill. The Phillips mill, later known as the West Terrace Steam and Wind Mill), depicted in the artwork was located on acre 186. By 1845 both mills were owned jointly by Stevens, Phillips and De Horne. By 1850 they had sold the mill to Giles and Smith. The mill was still in use when it was destroyed by fire in 1876. It was demolished some time later.
Related names :

Windmills -- South Australia -- Adelaide

Period : 1836-1851
Place : West Terrace (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Jolly, Bridget Historic south west corner, Adelaide South Australia Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 2003.
The Factories of South Australia IN The South Australian register [newspaper], February 2 1860, page 3 column 1
Adelaide's first mills: water, wind and steam IN The Register [newspaper: microform] April 9, 1923, page 8 column f
Davis, Elizabeth Flour milling in South Australia: a history Adelaide, S. Aust.: Millers Produce Co. of South Australia, c1988
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