8 High St Fremantle
Constructed from 1902
|Heritage List||YES||08 Mar 2007|
|Register of the National Estate||Permanent||21 Mar 1978||
|Classified by the National Trust||Classified||28 Oct 1974||
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||18 Sep 2000||Level 1B||
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. A rare and well executed example of a building in the Federation Romanesque style in the Old Port City of Fremantle. 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.
A three storey building with highly decorative façade and half basement (ground floor) below the street level. The façade has tuck pointed face brick with smooth render second floor and a stucco banded parapet. The name 'Tannatt Chambers' is raised on a decorative stucco cornice above the portico facade over the ground and first floors. The east side front entrance and the pointed arched windows of the first floor have stained glass transoms lights; the arched windows on the upper level have multi paned timber windows.
High Street was named by Surveyor General Roe - as was customary in English towns, the main street of the town was named High Street. Eastward from William Street the roadway was completed by convict labour after the Town Hall was built in 1887. High Street around the Town Hall closed to traffic in 1966. The High Street Mall was trialled in November 1973 and made a permanent pedestrian mall in 1975.
Designed in 1900 by E.M. Dean Smith as was No. 10 adjacent. The building has a basement and two upper floors.
Currently (2002), O'Byrne & Associates Real Estate Agents.
|Name||Type||Year From||Year To|
|E M Dean Smith||Architect||-||-|
|Library Id||Title||Medium||Year Of Publication|
Individual Building or Group
|Present Use||COMMERCIAL||Office or Administration Bldg|
|Original Use||COMMERCIAL||Office or Administration Bldg|
|OCCUPATIONS||Commercial & service industries|
|DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY||Depression & boom|
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