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29 Alma St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1916

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, 29 Alma Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey house dating from 1916. 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 simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

29 Alma Street is a single storey, brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are brick. The roof is hipped and half gabled and clad with corrugated iron with an inset gable over the front entrance. There is a face brick and render chimney. Originally symmetrical the facade has a central front door flanked either side by pairs of timber framed casement windows with fanlights. There is a later rendered extension to the western end of the verandah. The verandah has a broken back corrugated iron roof and is supported by turned timber posts with simple detailing to verandah brackets and beam. There is a low rendered masonry fence and a high hedge to the front boundary line.


29 Alma Street was formerly 99 Alma Street. Numbering changed in 1934/35.
29 Alma Street was built after 1908 as it is not shown on the sewerage plan of that year. It is first listed in the Post Office Directories in 1916 and the occupant was Alex Prentice. The cottages at 23 to 31 Alma Street were all built in the same year.
A photograph of the house taken c. 1980 shows that the brick and iron house was in relatively good condition. Approximately one third of the front verandah had been enclosed with louvres and asbestos sheeting and there was a low rendered brick wall on the front boundary.


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).


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Wise's Post Office Directory for Western Australia, 1893-1947.
Fremantle Local History Collection Files Council Records Fremantle Local History Collection
Photographs Fremantle Local History Collection
Metropolitan Sewerage, Fremantle District 1908, Plan 57 Fremantle Local History Collection 1908

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use HEALTH Other
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 Jan 2013

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Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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