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27 East St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1913, Constructed from 1912

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, 27 East Street, is a single storey brick 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, 27 East Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. The facade has a projecting front room with timber framed double casement windows under the gable end. The front door with sidelight is centrally located with a timber framed double casement window to one side. The verandah extends across the front facade, has a separate flat roof with art deco style curves and is supported by round metal posts in a ‘V’ shaped arrangement.


East Street was the original eastern boundary of the Fremantle townsite.
The land on which house 27 East Street stands was vacant in 1911/12 and owned by John J O’Sullivan. In the rate period of 1912/13 a house was built for Francis Walker Major who was the owner/occupier. Major was still the owner/occupier in 1920/21. In 1925/26 the name Charles Hamilton Jacka(l or s??) has been crossed out as the owner/occupier and the name Hewett inserted. In 1930/31 David Morgan Richards is the owner/occupier. Richards owned the property into the early 1940s and had several tenants including Leslie Wright in 1935/36 and James Johnson in 1940/41.
The house is on Lot 3 of 898.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as fair to 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 Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

16 Nov 2006

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Last Update

24 Feb 2020


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