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Music School


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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21 Parry St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

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
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 09 May 1983

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

The place is a good example of a two storey stone residence in the Federation Arts and Crafts style, representing the expansion of Fremantle in the gold boom period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The place contributes to a substantially intact late nineteenth and early twentieth century streetscape close to the centre of Fremantle

Physical Description

Two storey painted stone with brick quoining to the window openings of the building which has a hipped and gabled tiled (not original) roof and rendered chimney with corbelling intact.The verandahs which is supported by steel columns on the first floor and brick piers to the ground floor (supports not original) extends across the facade and returns down the south side.The building shows evidence of Federation Arts and Drafts style in its detailing.


According to the rate records a dwelling house appears on the lot in 1897. It was owned and occupied by Frederick D Sewell, a clerk. Harry and Toni Baker arrived in WA from Holland in 1953 bringing a caseful of musical instruments and the determination to set up a school. In the early 1960s they adopted 21 Parry St as the site of their music school. Before this it was also used as a boarding house.

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was retained as adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use EDUCATIONAL Special School
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Arts and Crafts

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

28 Feb 2020


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