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2 Carnac St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1912

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 Carnac Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from 1912. 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

2 Carnac Street is a single storey, brick and tiles house with an asymmetrical facade designed as a late example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are tuck pointed brick with rendered banding. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with terracotta tiles. The facade has a projecting front room with a gable roof over with decorative timber elements. There are a pair of timber framed double hung sash windows to the projecting front room. There is a front door with fan light and a double hung sash window beneath the verandah. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof and is supported by timber posts. There are two tuck pointed brick and rendered corbel chimneys. A brick and timber picket fence is located on the front boundary line.


Carnac Street is at an elevation from which Carnac Island can be seen, but not the other islands, possibly the reason for the name. Carnac Island was named after Lieut. John Ruett Carnac, of H.M. Frigate Success.
This house was formerly 16 Carnac Street and previously 14 Carnac Street. The numbering changed to the current number 2 Carnac Street in 1934/35.
The brick and stone house was built for the owner Francis Andinach for a value of £550. A cottage which had previously existed on the site burnt down in 1911. The house was leased to tenant William Clegg and the property was sewered in 1914. In 1919/20 the property was owned and occupied by William Pope. In 1929/30, the property was owned by Joseph Doyle and leased to Isabella Rule. By 1934/35, the property was owned by Ada Emily Jones and she leased the house to tenants Percy Flint and then William Greaves. An owner during the 1940s was Daphne May Vivian who leased the house to James Orr.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment") A photograph of the house taken in 1979/81 shows that the places was in fair condition. The verandah was enclosed with a half height wall of fibre board. The front wall is a low brick wall and the driveway is unsealed.
The place has been subject to various additions since its original construction including the addition of a double garage in approximately 2000.


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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
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

24 Feb 2020


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