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128 Solomon St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1928, Constructed from 1927

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, 128 Solomon Street, is a single storey brick and tile house dating from 1927. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 128 Solomon Street is a single storey masonry and tile house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are red face brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. The verandah is under a continuous tiled roof supported by timber posts. The asymmetrical front façade has a front door and timber framed windows. There is rendered masonry and steel wall to the front boundary line with a steel gate.


Solomon Street was originally known as Mary Street, gazetted in 1905. It changed its name in 1951/52 to honour Elias Solomon, a Fremantle merchant and politician who built a house and lived in this street. Solomon was a Town Councillor 1878-1880, 1883-1886, Mayor in 1889-1891, 1896-98 and 1900-01. He was a state parliamentarian, MLA for the seat of South Fremantle 1892-1901, then transferred to Federal Politics with a seat in the House of Representatives from 1901-1903. Solomon was the first Member for Fremantle in the Federal Government.

The 1908 PWD Map shows the area at that time and how undeveloped the surrounding lots are. Fremantle City Council ratebooks revealed that in 1925-1926 lot 1 of 825 was a vacant lot. In 1927-1928 a residence appears owned and occupied by Joseph Creeper. Joseph Creeper was owner/occupier until 1940-1941 when Ethel Wade became owner. In 1935-1936 the number of the residence changed from number 236 to its present number 128.

In 1951-1952 Michele and Anna Corbo are listed and were owners until at least 1985 when Michele died. In 1988 there are a number of owners listed, Maria, Michael and Nicola Corbo, Serefina Follington and Anna Spezzacatena. In November 1989 Sitarem Vij was recorded as owner and in 1995, Dennis and Catherina Cherry were the owners.

In November, 1988 Mr S Vij had applied for approval to use the existing residence as a professional office and also to build a single or two storied dwelling, to the rear of the existing dwelling. This application was refused.

In 1989 Wayne Jacks also applied for approval to construct two storey additions to the rear of the Lot. Planning consent was granted subject to some conditions. The application form No. 6167 was for a limestone/iron new residence at an estimated cost of $100,000.

Application was made and approval was granted for alterations of a rear single storey addition, plus a carport on the side in 1993. These were to cost an estimated $25,000 and were for Mr Dennis Cherry (Plan No. 7623).


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some 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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

15 Feb 2021


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