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HOUSE, 325 HIGH STREET

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

20914
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Location

325 High St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

Constructed from 1917

Demolition Year

N/A

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 - Does not warrant assessment Current 24 Apr 2015

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, 325 High Street, is a single storey timber and tile house dating from the 1910s. 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 a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 325 High Street is a single storey timber and tile house with a symmetrical facade designed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with painted weatherboard. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The façade is symmetrical with a central front door with fanlight and side lights flanked on either side by timber framed sash windows. The verandah is under a continuous tiled roof supported by timber posts with a timber balustrade. Concrete steps lead up to the verandah from ground level. There is no fence to the front boundary line.

History

High Street was named by Surveyor General Roe - as was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High Street. Eastward from William Street the roadway was completed by convict labour after the Town Hall was built in 1887. High Street around the Town Hall closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall was trialled in November 1973 and made a permanent pedestrian mall in 1975.
On 17 September 1917 building plans were approved and passed by Council for the erection of a wood and iron cottage to the value of £180 for R. Hilford. In 1919-20, the property passed to Elsie May Scott who continued to own the lot until 1947-48.
On 3 June 1966, an application was submitted to Council for a timber and asbestos addition at the side of the residence. According to Building Department records this work was completed by 14 March 1967. Then on 27 September 1966 further plans were submitted for a garage, which was completed by 14 March 1967.
In 1976, the property was described by W.F. Samson & Co. as a well-maintained weatherboard house with a tile roof. The house comprised four large bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, modern bathroom, external laundry, two garages and internal and external toilets.

Integrity/Authenticity

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

Condition assessed as fair (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

26 Feb 2020

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