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38 South St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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, 38 South Street, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from c1902. 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 Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

38 South Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with a symmetrical facade built between 1902 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is pitched and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is symmetrical with a central front door and double hung sash windows. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof supported on timber posts with decorative iron brackets. There are two rendered corbelled chimneys evident. There is a limestone and iron fence to the front boundary line.


House, 38 South Street was built between 1901 and 1903 for Thomas Allen, a cordial manufacturer. Following Mr Allen’s death in 1904 (aged only 33), the property was owned by the Trustees of his estate and was leased to Herbert Blair, an accountant.

By 1914/15, the property was owned by Daniel Mulchay and Thomas Quinn and occupied by Philip Anderson. It was leased to a succession of tenants before being sold to Sarah and James Heston c. 1930. Julia Roberts and then Charles Fagberg were owners in the 1940s.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows large stone house with full length front and rear verandahs. The area between the front of the house and the footpath was paved, and there was another paved area behind the house, linking the back verandah with a separate galvanised iron outbuilding. There was another weatherboard outbuilding set against the back fence.

The Fagberg family owned House, 38 South Street until the early 1980s. It has had a number of owners since that time.

In the 1990s, additions were made to the rear to accommodate a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, laundry and store.

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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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