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Terrace Houses and Shop


Town of East Fremantle

Place Number

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107-121 George St East Fremantle

Location Details

Other Name(s)

George St Mews

Local Government

East Fremantle



Construction Date

Constructed from 1905

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 17 Nov 2015

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 24 Feb 2004

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Nov 1997 Category A

Category A

High heritage significance at a local level, and having potential State Heritage significance; informed consideration should be given to nomination for State Register listing prior to or at the time of consideration for further development, and prior determination of any significant development application for the place. Places to be generally retained and conserved, and worthy of a high level of protection. Conservation Plans may be required depending on relative significance and apparent impact of development on the place; detailed Heritage Assessments otherwise required as corollary to any development application. Strong encouragement to the owner under the Town of East Fremantle Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered where necessary to achieve desirable conservation outcomes in context of permissible development.

Classified by the National Trust Classified 04 Jun 1979

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Permanent 28 Sep 1982

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

No 107-121 George Street is a single storey shop and seven attached residences constructed in brick and rendered masonry. The place is designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style by Norman Hitchcock. The place has historic and aesthetic value with its contribution to Plympton's high concentration of worker’s cottages and associated buildings. It contributes to the local community’s sense of place.
The place has exceptional heritage value for its intrinsic aesthetic value as a Federation Cottage Orné style shop and residences. It retains a high degree of authenticity and a high degree of integrity. It makes a strong visual contribution to the George Street precinct.
No 107-121 George Street has exceptional aesthetic value as a fine example of Federation Cottage Orné style shop and residences. It has retained most of the characteristic features of the style.
No 107-121 George Street has considerable historic value. It was part of the suburban residential development associated with the expansion of East Fremantle during the Goldrush period of the 1880s and 1890s.
No 107-121 George Street has considerable social value. It is associated with a significant area of worker’s cottages and the George Street precinct which contributes to the community's sense of place.

Physical Description

The place comprises a corner shop, with a truncated corner entry and display window to King Street, and 7 terrace residences. The place is single storey and is of red brick construction with stucco banding and features. The terrace houses have high gable roofs which clearly delineate each individual component. The gables feature bargeboards which frame statuary niches. There are bull nosed verandahs to the front and high chimneys punctuate the skyline. It has rarity value as a fine example of its type (shop and terraced housing) located in a suburb.

No 107-121 George Street is a fine single storey shop and seven attached residences. They are constructed in brick and rendered masonry designed in a rich rendering of the Federation Cottage Orné style. The shop is designed as a corner shop with a pediment over the door. While the front part of the shop is in tuck pointed brick the remainder is constructed in limestone with brick quoins. The houses are constructed in limestone and tuck pointed brick. They are divided by parapet walls and have gable roofs. The gables have elaborately decorative barges with applied oriel style niches and sculptures. The roofscape features tall chimneys with chimney caps.
The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb. It is a very fine example from the period.


Plympton is a cohesive precinct where most of the places were constructed in the late nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century. It is comprised primarily of homes for workers and their families with a high concentration of small lots with timber, brick and stone cottages.
No 107-121 George Street, designed by architect Norman Hitchcock, is a very fine example of a terrace of residences and shop in the Federation Cottage Orné style.


Integrity: High
Authenticity: High



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

12 Apr 2021


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