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12 Ada St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Level 3

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of some cultural heritage significance for its contribution to the heritage of Fremantle in terms of its individual or collective aesthetic, historic, social or scientific significance, and /or its contribution to the streetscape, local area and Fremantle. Its contribution to the urban context should be maintained and enhanced.

Statement of Significance

House, 12 Ada Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey house dating from c1910. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

12 Ada Street is a single storey brick and iron house constructed in 1906/7 in the Federation Queen Anne style of Architecture. The walls are red face brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The asymmetrical front façade has a protruding front room with a timbered gable and finial above and a pair of timber framed double hung sash windows with a corrugated iron awning over. To the side of the protruding front room is a bullnose verandah under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by chamfered timber posts with decorative timber brackets. Under the verandah is a central front door with side and fanlights flanked on one side by a timber framed double hung sash window. There are two face brick corbelled chimneys with pots evident. The house is situated at street level. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


Ada Street was developed in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

House, 12 Ada Street was built in 1906/07. In 1912, Joseph Cooper was listed as the owner and occupier. Mr Cooper continued to own the property for many years, but by the early 1930s it was occupied by Mary Salter. It is shown on a Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1907 as a small brick residence.

The house was numbered 14 Ada Street, until c. 1940, at which time it was changed to 12 Ada Street.

George Tarpens purchased the property in 1952 and moved in. It is not known when Mr Tarpens sold the property, which has had several owners since the mid-1970s. Extensions were made to the rear of the house in the mid-1980s.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use OTHER Other
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Pointed Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

05 Mar 2020


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