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City of Fremantle

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49 Phillimore St Fremantle

Location Details

Cnr Pakenham St Also part of 840 West End Conservation Area.

Other Name(s)


Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Classified by the National Trust Classified 01 Apr 1974

Heritage Council
Register of the National Estate Permanent 21 Mar 1978

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 1B

Level 1B

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of exceptional cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is required. It is recommended that this place be considered for entry in the Heritage Council of Western Australia's Register of Heritage Places.

Statement of Significance

The place is of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The place is of aesthetic significance as a fine example of a substantial commercial building in the Inter-War Stripped Classical style. The place is a significant landmark in the Old Port City of Fremantle. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.

Physical Description

Two storey and basement, painted brick and rendered corner building with a zero setback from the pavement. The building has a bracketed parapet and a dome above the rounded corner, which is covered with lead sheets. The main entrance has a stucco arch and glazed paneled doors with a stained leadlight glass fanlight, the windows have prominent stucco mullions flanked by engaged pilasters.


The Jebsens Building stands on the corner of Phillimore and Pakenham Streets and is a landmark. Formerly the Robert Harper Building, the building is a combination of warehouse and offices. Some changes to the facade were made in the 1990s.

On file at the Local History Collection: Photographic record prior to changes April 1993, DA 382/84A.
Currently (2002), Genesis Travel Pty. Ltd.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Original Use COMMERCIAL Other
Other Use COMMERCIAL Office or Administration Bldg
Present Use COMMERCIAL Warehouse

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Wall RENDER Other Render

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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