John and Charlotte Dandridge arrived in Victoria in 1858. John was one of the men who applied for citizenship in 1858. In 1860 they were joined by their daughter Sydna, her husband Abner Hunt Francis and their grand-daughter Theodosia, age about 16. The house was built with most of the financing from Abner. It’s original location was on Johnson Street; and it was moved to Rudlin Street around 1897-98. Following a major restoration project, the home received heritage designation in 2003.
More about “The House That John Built” and what the current owners have to say.
Image: Dandrige House, circa 1872, courtesy of current owners