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10 Silver St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1918

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, 10 Silver Street, is a typical timber and iron single storey house dating from 1918. 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

10 Silver Street is a timber and iron house constructed in 1918 in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by timber posts with decorative timber brackets. The asymmetrical front façade has a front door with fanlight with a timber window to one side. The house is elevated from the street level and a set of limestone steps lead up to the verandah level. There is a limestone wall to the front boundary line. There have been additions made at the rear and the side clad in timber weatherboards.This place contains limestone features.


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, 10 Silver Street was built for James Horne in 1917/18. It was occupied by William and Mary Brophy. James Horne still owned it in the early 1920s.

By 1930/31, the house was owned and occupied by William Bowman. At this stage, it was addressed 27 Stanley Street.

Isador De Vaurno was one of the owners in the 1950s, and Elise Leonard in the early 1960s.

A sewerage diagram dated 1954 shows House, 10 Silver Street as a long, rectangular weatherboard house with a full length front verandah set against the eastern boundary of the property. Access to the house was via a path leading from the western side of the front boundary to the side of the verandah. At the rear of the house was a small verandah and attached weatherboard and galvanised iron outbuildings.

Between the 1960s and at least the early 1980s, Robert Kernaghan owned the property. It was a rental property during this time.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent mostly 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

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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