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McIlwraith Building


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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10-12 Phillimore St Fremantle

Location Details

ALSO PART OF 840 WEST END CONSERVATION AREA To be assessed as part of Phillimore Street Precinct P15016 also part of P0840

Other Name(s)

Patrick's Building
Scottish House

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1919

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
RHP - Protection of the Act Not Appropriate Current 27 Oct 2017

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Register of the National Estate Registered 21 Mar 1978

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 28 Oct 1974

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1B

Level 1B

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is required. It is recommended that this place be considered for entry in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places.

Statement of Significance

The place is of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the first decades of the twentieth century. The place is significant because, when viewed from the street, it is a substantially intact example of a commercial building which contributes to the very significant Old Port City of Fremantle. Significant as an unusual and early example of the use of Donnybrook sandstone for a highly decorative commercial façade. The place is a significant landmark in the Old Port City of Fremantle.The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.

Physical Description

Two storey Federation Free Classical building constructed of Donnybrook stone with a zero set back from the pavement. There are curved parapets at each end and pediments to the bays below. There are three bays to the top floor with arches and stone balustrades to the balconies. The ground floor has entrances at each end and three window bays between.


The McIlwraith Building (Scottish House) was built in 1919 for the shipping company McIllwraith McEacharn Pty Ltd, who owned and occupied the building.
The facade was constructed of Donnybrook stone on part of the site of the first Fremantle Railway Station and yards. McIllwraith McEacharn Pty Ltd, was a shipping company whose Australian office was based in Melbourne. The company originally formed in 1875 in London by a partnership between Andrew McIlwraith and Malcolm Donald MacEacharn who were both from Scotland.
In Fremantle, McIllwraith McEacharn Pty Ltd had occupied the Howard Smith Building in Phillimore Street until their new offices were built.
Photographic record on file July 1996 by Forbes and Fitzhardinge Woodland architects.
Currently (2002), commercial use - Hotham Wines and apartments.



State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
7902 Fremantle walks. Book 2006

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Flats\Apartment Block
Original Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Present Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Federation Academic Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Donnybrook Sandstone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

21 Mar 2019


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