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Location Details

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Construction Date

Constructed from 1914

Demolition Year


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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 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.

Physical Description

House, 41 Forrest Street is a single storey masonry and iron house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are rendered brick. The gabled roof has a gable over the front projecting room and is Colorbond clad. There is brick corbelled chimney. The front verandah is under an extension of the main roof and is supported by metal columns which are not original. There are timber framed casement windows to the facade.
There is a front limestone block wall to the front boundary fence fronting the beds.


House, 41 Forrest Street is one of a row of ten houses (25-43 Forrest Street) built on the south side of Forrest Street between Wood and Montreal Streets between 1913 and 1915 by the Workers’ Home Board. Three houses at the west end of the street were demolished c1983 to make way for Stirling Highway, and one (No. 39) was demolished and rebuilt in c1975. Although some lots have been subdivided at the rear, and most houses have been extended and redeveloped, the remaining six appear from the street, to be as built in 1914.
The house was first listed in Post Office Directories in 1914, with Matthew R. Barnett as the resident. He stayed there until the early 1930s. The house was originally number 134, and became number 41 when the whole street was renumbered in 1939.
The 1915 sewerage map (No. 2068) shows the row of houses, with slight variations, but all made of weatherboard with half-length front verandahs, and some (37 and 29) with wrap around verandahs. All had a bathroom under the main roof; some also had the wash house (laundry) under the main roof. Others had a separate outbuilding for the laundry.
Aerial photos (Landgate) show that in the early 2000s the house was extended to the rear and the roof line modified, although this is not visible from the street.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

19 Mar 2019

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Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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