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13 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1898

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, 13 Gold Street, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from c1898. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

13 Gold Street is a single storey rendered masonry and iron house with an asymmetrical facade built c1898 and designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The protruding front room is hexagonal in shape with fixed panes to the central arched window and double hung sash windows on either side. All windows feature ornate rendering. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof featuring decorative iron brackets and frieze. There is a weatherboard addition at the front of the house. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line, together with trees making further description difficult.


Gold Street was gazetted as George Street on 2 September 1904. The land formed a part of a large block owned by Henry Briggs, then President of the Legislative Council. George (Gold) Street was constructed in 1905 at a cost of ₤250. By 1908, a public reserve had been earmarked at the intersection of Francisco Street and George Street. George Street was renamed Gold Street in circa 1921. The majority of the housing stock in the street dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s.
House, 13 Gold Street was built prior to 1900. In that year, it was owned and occupied by Charles Reynolds, a contractor, and his family. The rate book indicates that the cottage was occupied by six males and four females.
A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1908 shows a brick house with a projecting bay window and a half length front verandah. There was a relatively large galvanised iron addition to the rear. In the backyard, there was a well and a large weatherboard outbuilding with a verandah.
The Reynolds family continued to live in the house until c. 1920, when it was bought by Walderman Laxen. In 1922/23, it was occupied by John Hawkins. Arthur Allison was the occupant in 1932/33 and by 1942, Clifford Allison was the owner although Arthur was still listed as the tenant. Clifford moved into the house sometime in the early 1950s, and the house was still owned by the Allison family in 2005.
This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


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 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 Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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