60-64 High St Fremantle
|Town Planning Scheme||YES||08 Mar 2007|
|Classified by the National Trust||Classified||28 Oct 1974||NA||
|Register of the National Estate||Permanent||21 Mar 1978||NA||
|Register of the National Estate||Registered||21 Oct 1980||NA||
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||18 Sep 2000||Level 2||
The place is historically significant as a former bank representing the development of Fremantle’s Old Port City as a centre of commerce and trade from the gold boom period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The place is significant because, when viewed from the street, it is a substantially intact example of a commercial building which contributes to the very significant Old Port City of Fremantle. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.
Original two storey rendered corner building with two storey Colorbond additions above. The original building has a crenelated cornice on the parapet and a truncated corner with ashlar effect. The ground floor has timber six paned windows in the top half, and engaged ashlar effect pilasters. The first floor has sash windows with decorative stucco architraves. No 60 & 62 are similar to the adjoining right-sided structure of the Buffalo Club and have awnings that are probably not original.
High Street was named by Surveyor General Roe - as was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High Street. Eastward from William Street the roadway was completed by convict labour after the Town Hall was built in 1887. High Street around the Town Hall closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall was trialled in November 1973 and made a permanent pedestrian mall in 1975.
Third and fourth storey addition proposed 1984; initially rejected by Council, however later approved, as seen in photographs dated 2002.
In 2011 the owner D Monk advised that the interior had been gutted and rebuilt for the America's Cup.
Currently (2013), various retail outlets on ground floor.
The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was retained as adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.
Individual Building or Group
|Present||COMMERCIAL||Office or Administration Bldg|
|Federation Free Style|
|OCCUPATIONS||Commercial & service industries|
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