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29 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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

Terrace, 25, 27 & 29 Gold Street, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey group of 3 terrace houses dating from 1902. 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 Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

Terrace, 25, 27 & 29 Gold Street is a set of three, single storey, limestone, brick and iron terraces with an overall symmetrical façade built c.1902 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron with small gable in the centre of the overall roof. The dividing parapet walls are visible through the roof. There is a separate verandah with corrugated iron bullnose roof supported by timber posts. Under each verandah is a front door and a double hung sash window. There is a low level limestone wall to the front boundary line.


Gold Street was gazetted as George Street on 2 September 1904. The land formed a part of a large block owned by Henry Briggs, then President of the Legislative Council. George (Gold) Street was constructed in 1905 at a cost of ₤250. By 1908, a public reserve had been earmarked at the intersection of Francisco Street and George Street. George Street was renamed Gold Street in circa 1921. The majority of the housing stock in the street dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s.
Terrace, 29 Gold Street was built c. 1902 as one of three terrace cottages (25, 27, 29 Gold Street). In 1904/05, the terraces were listed in the rate book as being owned by George Stockham. No. 25 was occupied by Edward Harrison, a labourer; No. 27 by Gertrude Gildbride; and, No. 29 by Charles Thomas, a storeman.
A Metropolitan Sewerage diagram dated 1908 shows three terrace houses, each with a full length front verandah and small bathrooms and verandahs to the rear. Each also had a water closet located against the back fence. The backyards were divided by fences. In 1912/13, the terraces were sold to James Browhe. Richard Pollard rented No. 25; Gertrude Gilbride continued to live at No. 27; and, John Baldwin lived at No. 29.
By 1922/23, the terraces were owned by Minetta Lancaster and all continued to be rental properties. By 1942/43, ownership had passed to Edna Lancaster, who continued to lease them to tenants. Gertrude Gilbride moved from No. 27 to No. 29 c. 1930.
In the early 1950, the terraces were owned by Spiridon Petron and then Stevros and Christina Evengelow. By 1954, a large brick laundry had been built at the back of No. 25 and a smaller brick addition at the back of No. 29. By the early 1960s, the terraces were in separate ownership and it is from this time that it appears that they all became owner occupied residences.
Terrace, 29 Gold Street was owned by Blas Brusich and in the mid-1960s. In 1974, the property was owned by Manuele and Maria Cardoso. In 1978, it was bought by Megan McCormack. It was sold to J & N Copeland in 1991, who were still the owners in 2011.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


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).

Other Keywords

The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Terrace housing

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone

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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