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Liquor Store


Town of East Fremantle

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48 George St East Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

East Fremantle



Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Nov 1997 Category A

Category A

High heritage significance at a local level, and having potential State Heritage significance; informed consideration should be given to nomination for State Register listing prior to or at the time of consideration for further development, and prior determination of any significant development application for the place. Places to be generally retained and conserved, and worthy of a high level of protection. Conservation Plans may be required depending on relative significance and apparent impact of development on the place; detailed Heritage Assessments otherwise required as corollary to any development application. Strong encouragement to the owner under the Town of East Fremantle Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place. Incentives to promote heritage conservation should be considered where necessary to achieve desirable conservation outcomes in context of permissible development.

Statement of Significance

No 48 George Street is a single storey building constructed of limestone and rendered masonry with corrugated iron roofs in the Federation Free Classical style. The place has historic and aesthetic value with its contribution to Plympton's high concentration of worker’s cottages and associated buildings. It contributes to the local community’s sense of place.
The place has considerable heritage value for its intrinsic aesthetic value as a Federation Free Classical style shop and restaurant. It retains a moderate to high degree of authenticity and a moderate to high degree of integrity. It makes a strong visual contribution to the George Street precinct.
The rear additions have no significance.
No 48 George Street has exceptional aesthetic value as a fine example of Federation Free Classical style shop and restaurant. The place has been restyled and has retained its key characteristic features of the original style.
No 48 George Street has considerable historic value. It was part of the suburban residential development associated with the expansion of East Fremantle during the Goldrush period of the 1880s and 1890s.
No 48 George Street has considerable social value. It is associated with a significant area of worker’s cottages and the George Street precinct which contributes to the community's sense of place.

Physical Description

Stone Section: Victorian Victorian Georgian
Corner Section: Federation Federation Free Classical

No 48 George Street is a fine single storey shop and restaurant that was constructed in two phases. It is constructed of limestone and brick on the west side and rendered masonry on the east side. There are several corrugated iron roofs to the building. The roofs are mainly skillion with one located behind a masonry parapet wall. A 'M' format roof addresses a section of George Street. The front elevation of the stone building is asymmetrically planned. A door on the west side is flanked by a pair of single pane double hug sashes to the east. All openings have brick quoins. The restaurant spans from the corner building down Hubble Street. Entrances are located on the street corner and on Hubble Street. The Hubble street facade features windows under a skillion roofed verandah. The verandah wraps around the corner and spans a portion of the George Street facade. Above the verandah there are panelled parapets with a pediment on the corner. The parapet is divided in plan by piers and in recent times Cornucopia urns have been added to these piers.
There are additions to the rear.
The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb. It is an example of the capacity for adaptation of the first generation buildings.


Plympton is a cohesive precinct where most of the places were constructed in the late nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth century. It is comprised primarily of homes for workers and their families with a high concentration of small lots with timber, brick and stone cottages.
Commercial premises were established on Canning Highway and George Street. The George Street commercial strip developed within a decade of the residential development in surrounding streets.
No 48 George Street is a fine example of a shop and restaurant in the Federation Free Classical style.


Integrity: Moderate - High
Authenticity: Moderate - High



Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}
Original Use COMMERCIAL Shop\Retail Store {single}

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical
Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Cement Dressed
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Local Stone

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

24 Dec 1997

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Last Update

22 Nov 2017


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