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House- 132 Forrest St


Shire of Peppermint Grove

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132 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 2

Category 2

Buildings which also contribute to the character and atmosphere of Peppermint Grove. These buildings may be altered or extended in a manner which recognises and retains some original features or which may be demolished, but the replacement building should recognise by its position the adjoining residence and precinct. The owner to provide an archival record for any building demolished under this category and the Shire to provide a plaque for inclusion in the adjoining footpath to recognise the cultural significance of the property.

Statement of Significance

This single storey brick and terra cotta tiled residence with its open
landscaped setting defined by mature trees is culturally significant
- the place is a robust example of the Federation Bungalow and
represents the earliest phase of development of the district;
- the place represents the earliest phase of landscape development
for the district;
- the place has associations with a Conservator for Forests and a
prominent Perth solicitor;
- the place is part of a cultural group and townscape area.

The house is a robustly proportioned Federation Bungalow style,
which has been simplified inlater adaptations. The tree plantings and
landscape style which were developed in this place have been highly
influential for the landscape character of the district.

The place is a straightforward example of the Federation Bungalow

This site reflects the earliest period and later periods of social
development of the suburb. The Moreton Bay Fig is of considerable
significance because its planting by a Conservator of Forests has been
instrumental in the landscape character of the district. This place is
of considerable social significance.

Part of a cultural group
Located within a towns cape area

No other place in the district represents both the earliest phase of
development and landscape character from this period of the
development of the district.

Physical Description

Front and side entries
Low limestone wall separating garden from street
Mature trees from the period of development


'Homebush' was one of the earliest residences in Peppermint Grove,
when the suburb was little more than scrubland. The place reflects
the period in Peppermint Grove's history when members of Perth's
social and economic elite left the more established suburbs to locate
themselves in the 'naturally' beautiful Peppermint Grove. J EdnieBrown,
as Conservator of Forests, reputedly planted a Moreton Bay
Fig in his front garden in 1899, which encouraged the planting of
'exotics' that flourished in the suburb. From 1925-1945 'Homebush'
was occupied by Horace Jackson, a prominent Perth solicitor.
Considerable historical significance.


Modifications: Framed and sheeted
Extensively modified
Roof and Verandah simplified
Verandah partly infilled


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Pascoe R; "WesternAustralia's Capital Suburb".

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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