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Park Hotel (fmr)


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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9 Parry St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1893, Constructed from 1897

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
Statewide Hotel Survey Completed 01 Nov 1997

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

The place is a fine example of a Federation Free Classical style building, with elaborate stucco decoration above the ground floor level, that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape.

Physical Description

A two storey building, originally pointed brick with rendered detailing, originally had a double storey verandah. The original verandah was removed and replaced with an upstairs balcony, which later collapsed. The side elevation onto Ellen Street has remained.
The Ellen Street facade has low relief pilasters with simple decoration, demarcating the entrances and at the corners of the building. The cornice detailing continues on the pilasters. The building has timber framed sash windows surrounded by a simple stucco architrave with a slight arch. The entrances have /had arched doorways. A moulded continuous sill detail together with the cornices give a feeling of horizontality. A deep moulded cornice delineates the floors the cornice terminates at the sill of the first floor windows. A similarly detailed cornice rises above the windows. A simply decorated parapet conceals the roof line (now tiled). The stucco and brick chimneys with corbelling are intact.


The Park Hotel (fmr) was established in 1893. The hotel was extended four years later to double its size and frontage to Parry St. Both were designed by J Talbot Hobbs for the owner Abraham Moise Josephson.
Joseph Talbot Hobbs was a partner in the firm Hobbs, Smith and Forbes. He joined the volunteer field artillery and became a Colonel with the first contingent to sail from Perth in World War 1. He served at Gallipoli and finally commanded the Australian Corps from 1918-19. He was the Aide de Campe to the Governer General and was knighted in 1918. He filled many public posts.
The Josephson family owned the hotel for over eighty years. The Josephson family played a major role in the formation of the Jewish congregation in Fremantle.
In the 1990s a portion of the façade collapsed. The building was subsequently restored under the direction of Philip McAllister Architect.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Institutional Housing

Architectural Styles

Late 20th-Century Post Modern
Federation Free Style

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Wall BRICK Pointed Brick
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Hospitality industry & tourism
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

28 Feb 2020


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