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8 Silver St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1926

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, 8 Silver Street, is a typical timber and iron single storey house dating from 1926. 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

8 Silver Street is a single storey, brick and iron house with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are face brick with a rendered band at dado height. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The front elevation has a central front door with fanlight flanked on either side by double hung sash windows. The verandah has a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof and is supported by timber posts. There is a brick corbelled chimney evident. There is high hedge to the front boundary line making further description difficult.


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, 8 Silver Street was built between 1922 and 1930. In 1930/31, it was owned and occupied by Robert & Ida Witherow. At this time, it was numbered 25 Stanley Street.

A sewerage diagram dated 1954 shows a large brick house set against the eastern boundary of the property, with a full length front verandah and an asbestos garage to the west. A path led from the front of the property between the garage and house to the rear of the house, and down the yard to a store and outbuildings. The rear of the house itself had a brick extension and small verandah with a toilet on one end.

In the early 1950s, House, 8 Silver Street was owned by Victor De San Miguel. By 1956, it was owned by Stjepan Zupan, who still owned it in 1981.

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).


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 BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

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


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