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253 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1899

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, 253 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from c 1899. 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

253 South Terrace is a single storey, single room width, brick and iron house with asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry with rendered quoins. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The asymmetrical façade has a bay window with double hung sash windows and a recessed front door with fanlight and modern security screen. The verandah has a bullnose corrugated iron roof. There is a low level brick wall to the front boundary line.


House, 253 South Terrace was in 1899 for Arthur Shaw, a bricklayer. Shaw owned the place until 1911/12, when it was bought by Thomas Fowler. In 1918, David Mitchenson bought the house; Albert Barton in 1932/33 and Maria Anastas in 1950/51.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1955 shows a narrow brick building built against the western boundary with a bay window to the south and a very small verandah. At the rear, there was a verandah and weatherboard addition. The house shared three lots with the Wesleyan Hall and Church (255-257 South Terrace).

In 1979, House, 253 South Terrace was owned by the Panegryres family. Various tenants have lived in the house over the years.

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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth

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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