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Shire of Katanning

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68 Avon St Katanning

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1929

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 5

Category 5

• Contributes to local character • Significant but not essential to history of area

Statement of Significance

The house at 68 Avon Street has both architectural and historic value. It has a distinctive design and is characterised by the rough stucco wall with contrasting brick quoin and herring bone work. It also represents a growing awareness of the people of Katanning to their design of houses, making them landmarks within the streetscape.

Physical Description

This is a single storey brick residence with a corrugated iron roof. The exterior walls have been decorated by rough stucco (lm above ground) with contrasting brick quoin work. The verandah is carried on twin posts with decorative brackets set over conglomerate stone piers. The verandah area has tile and concrete base (not original) and iron roof. The southeast side still has original timber posts.
The main entry door has side and fan lights. Each room still has the original fireplaces and jarrah mantle piece. The kitchen has been modified and an extension added to the rear of the house in 1974 of a dining room and study and one bedroom. Picture railing, wide skirting and doors remain intact. A timber frame, steel roof patio was in added in April 1998.


This residence was built for Harold and Ethel Pearce in cl929. Harold worked in the first private hospital "Kerak" and married Ethel in 1923. After living for six years in hospital quarters the Pearce's moved to Avon Street and lived there until 1959.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
National Trust Assessment Form

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

26 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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