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21 Howard St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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 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.

Statement of Significance

House, 21 Howard Street, is a rendered masonry and iron single storey house. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

21 Howard Street is a single storey, single room width, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is gabled and clad with tiles. The facade has a front door with fanlight and sidelights with a timber framed casement window to the side. The verandah has a separate tiled roof and is supported by moulded plaster columns with a metal balustrade. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line.


House, 21 Howard Street was formerly 33 Howard Street; the numbering changing in 1935/36.
This house is first recorded in the Post Office Directories in 1900 and the occupant was William J. Munro.
Further research of the rates books for this period may establish the exact date of construction and the original owner at the time of construction.
The 1908 sewerage plan of the site shows that this brick house closely resembled the adjacent property at 19, 23 and 25 Howard Street. It is likely they were built at the same time. The house has a verandah at the front and rear and a water tank is located adjacent to the rear of the house. A timber washhouse was located in the back yard as was a brick closet. Portion of the verandah at the rear had been enclosed and a bathroom was located in the back of the house. Steps led down from the back verandah to the back yard.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment")
A photograph of the place in 1978 shows that the front façade was rendered and the roof of the main building and verandah are tiled. The verandah roof is a straight angled style different to the building adjacent at 19 Howard Street.
The front window and door are original but the verandah posts and balustrades are later additions. The low brick wall on the front boundary is a later addition.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining but with some alterations.
(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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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