inHerit Logo



City of Fremantle

Place Number

There no heritage location found in the Google fusion table.


2 Silver St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1913

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, 2 Silver Street, is an altered timber and iron single storey house dating from 1913. 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 Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

2 Silver Street is a single storey timber and tile house constructed in 1913 in the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with green tiles. The gabled end features timber elements. The verandah is clad with tiles and supported by turned timber posts with decorative timber frieze. The asymmetrical front façade has a front door with fanlight and a set of French doors. There is a rendered chimney evident. There is a limestone wall to the front boundary line.


This street was surveyed on the sub-division of a large block of land belonging to Sir Henry Briggs. The land was called Briggs Paddock and the speculation is that the streets were named after treasures such as silver, gold and coral, because in fact, the land was originally pure white sand covered with rushes, and held no mineral wealth.
The eastern section of the street was called Stanley Street until 1952/53.

House, 2 Silver Street was built in 1913 for John Rowland at a cost of £280. The timber and iron cottage was connected to the sewer in March 1916. Rowland was born c. 1872 and died in Fremantle in 1915 and is buried at Fremantle Cemetery.

In 1914/15, the cottage was leased by Reginald Hughes, who continued to live there after Annie Proud purchased the property c. 1918.

In 1934/35, Ronald Sloss became the tenant and he remained the occupant of the house with his wife, Margaret (nee Martin) until the mid-1940s, when the house was purchased by Keith Davis. The Davis family owned the property until the mid-1960s. House, 2 Silver Street has had a number of owners since that time.

A sewerage diagram dated 1954 shows a weatherboard house set back from the front of the lot, with a full length front verandah wrapping around the west side to half the length of the house. There was also a rear verandah and a water closet and weatherboard outbuilding to the rear of the backyard.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent mostly clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof TILE Cement Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

06 Mar 2020


This data is provided by the City of Fremantle. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this data, the City of Fremantle makes no representations or warranties about its accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages (including indirect or consequential damage) and costs which you might incur as a result of the data being inaccurate or incomplete in any way and for any reason. Under no circumstances should this data be used to carry out any work without first contacting the City of Fremantle for the appropriate confirmation and approval.