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33 Howard St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

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, 33 Howard Street, is a rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from c1904. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

33 Howard Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The facade has a projecting front room with a pair of timber framed double hung sash windows. The front door and a pair of timber framed double hung sash windows is located under the verandah. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof and is supported by timber posts. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


33 Howard Street was formerly 19 Howard Street; the numbering changing in 1935/36.
This house is first accurately recorded in the Post Office directories in 1904 and the occupants were R.D. and W. J. Howard and their business Howard Brothers coach builders were located at the adjacent property. The building may have been present prior to this year but the records are not clear in these early years.
Further research of the rates books for this period may establish the exact date of construction and the original owner of the property.
The 1908 sewerage plan of the site shows this brick house has an asymmetrical façade with a verandah on the western side. At the rear of the house are two timber additions. In the back yard were two galvanised irons sheds, a washhouse and a brick closet. A portion of the eastern boundary is a stone wall.
A photograph of the place in 1978 shows that the house was rendered brick and tile in relatively poor condition. The windows and the metal verandah posts appear to be replacements. The low concrete block wall on the front boundary is a later addition.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment")
Prior to 1993, the house had been renovated but retained the skillion extension at the rear of the building.
In 1995, a new pergola and garden shed were constructed which necessitated the demolition of the old outbuildings in the rear of the lot. These buildings of galvanised iron and brick were in poor condition and included the old ‘copper’ and outhouse.


Medium to high degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining but with some alterations.
(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 Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Roughcast

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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