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6 Francisco St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

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, 6 Francisco Street, is a typical limestone and iron single storey house dating from 1896. 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 Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

6 Francisco Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade built c.1898 and designed as a simple example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are limestone with rendered quoins to the windows. The roof is hipped and gabled with a timber finial and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room with double casement window. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on timber posts with a decorative timber frieze. Under the verandah is the front door with double casement windows to one side. There is a chimney with chimney pot evident. There is a carport extension built of limestone to the side. The house is situated at street level. There is a low limestone wall to the front boundary line.


Francisco Street is named after Alexander Francisco, who was associated with Lionel Samson & Son. He later conducted a spirit merchant’s business of his own, and held the position of postmaster. He was also on the Fremantle Town Trust in 1848, 1857-63 and again 1865-66. Francisco Street was developed in the late 1890s.
House, 6 Francisco Street was built by 1898. In that year, it was owned by Harry Clemens and occupied by John Gregory. The property remained in Clemens family ownership until c. 1920, when it was bought by Robert Pearson. James Purvis was a tenant through much of this time (c. 1910 to c. 1925).
By 1932/33, the property was owned and occupied by David Ewings. Luigi Masella bought House, 6 Francisco Street c. 1955 and continued to own it until at least 1991.
A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a small stone residence with an L shaped plan form. A verandah at the front of the house ran across the crook of the L. The rear verandah was enclosed with weatherboard at either end to form sleep-outs. An asbestos garage was located to beside the house.
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")


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 Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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