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Grieve and Piper Buildings


City of Fremantle

Place Number

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28 Mouat St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
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.

Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 28 Oct 1974

Heritage Council

Statement of Significance

The place is a modified example of a commercial building dating from the 1890s that forms part of a group of similar places and makes a contribution to the streetscape of 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 stone and brick building with corners rendered with ashlar effect and a zero setback from the pavement. There are low engaged pilasters on the parapet and at each floor to dado height. The windows and doorways are arched. Building presents an unadorned profile to the street (modified from original).


Built c1890.
The original name of the building was Broken Hill Chambers, which was in stucco lettering on a now missing parapet. Early photos show that the current facade has been much altered, and was originally more elaborate and detailed. (Information provided by owners, Notre Dame University, 2011).
The building was converted in 1976 for the Eric Car Gallery and residence.
A Fremantle Award for this place in 1983 was for three town houses behind the original building.
In 2002 the place was occupied by the Australian Maritime Officers Union.
It has since been purchased by Notre Dame University.
The owner of Unit 2/28, J Larwood, advised that her part of the building underwent renovations and alterations for the America's Cup.



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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Other
Original Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Federation Warehouse

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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