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16 King William St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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,16 King William Street, is a typical limestone brick and iron single storey house dating from c1902. 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

16 King William Street is a single storey limestone and iron house constructed c.1902 with a symmetrical façade in the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with rendered quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by chamfered timber posts. There is a central front door with fanlight flanked on either side by double hung sash windows. The house is situated at street level. There is rendered masonry pillar and iron fence to the front boundary line. Note planting to front garden makes further description difficult.


King William Street was called Florence Street until c. 1950. The street was largely developed in the 1890s and early 1900s.

House, 16 King William Street was built c. 1902. In 1904/05, it was listed in the rate book as a cottage owned by William Jones. B y 1912/13, the cottage was owned and occupied by Ernest Waddingham. John Bowman was the owner in 1922/23 and G V Knight in 1932/33. Circa 1935, the property was purchased by Elizabeth and James Purvis, who owned it until the early 1960s.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a weatherboard house with a full length front verandah and an asbestos addition at the rear. A paved area at the back of the house linked it with a detached weatherboard laundry and toilet. There were also two sheds in the backyard.

Circa 1964, House, 16 King William Street was purchased by Filippo and Maria Befuno. They owned it for about a decade, before selling it to Maria and Carmelo Letizia (1974). The property was bought by Ross and Ellen Lonnie in 1981 and has had several owners since then.

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).v


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 STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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