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273 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1901

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 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

House, 273 South Terrace, is a typical brick and iron single storey house dating from c 1901. 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 a rare residential example of the Federation Anglo Dutch style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 273 South Terrace is a single storey brick and iron house built in the Federation Anglo Dutch style of architecture. The walls are face brick. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. There is a rendered chimney evident. The front façade is dominated by a rendered dutch gable with a round ventilator. The front façade has a verandah along its full width with a bullnose corrugated iron roof. Turned timber posts with decorative timber brackets support the verandah. The front façade has a centrally located front door with fanlight, a bay window and a timber double hung sash window.There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.

The building is an example of the Federation Anglo Dutch style of architecture that was more typically applied across Australia for commercial and institutional buildings. A dominant feature of this particular style is the stepped and curvilinear treatment to the gable. 273 South Terrace displays these features to the front gable.


House, 273 South Terrace was built in 1901 for James Turner. The first occupant of the house was William Lecky, a secretary. The Turners continued to own the property until 1905/06, when it was purchased and occupied by Harry Weedon.

By c. 1940, House, 273 South Terrace was owned and occupied by Mary Edith Carr. In 1953, ownership passed to Percy and Francis Carr, master bakers. Winifred Carr, a spinster, was registered on the title in 1955. Ms Carr continued to own the property until 1977, when it was bought by John Harding, an antique dealer. House, 273 South Terrace has had a number of owners since that time.

A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1955 shows a large brick house extending across the width of the lot. The house had a bay window to the north and a full length front verandah. The rear verandah was enclosed at both ends with weatherboard. There were a number of attached outbuildings along the northern and western boundaries of the lot in the backyard.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - PURPLE - of architectural and historic significance in its own right.

The house is on the corner of Scott Street. The original 1901 single storey building faces South Terrace and a more recent two storey addition faces Scott Street.

A Heritage Assessment was prepared in Aug 2009 by Carrick + Wills Architects for a DA submission to Council (DA0356/09) for proposed additions and alterations to the existing two storey rear addition.

In 2009 the place is being used as a Bed and Breakfast.


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 COMMERCIAL Hotel, Tavern or Inn
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Anglo-Dutch

Construction Materials

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

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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