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76 Solomon St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1894

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

Statement of Significance

House, 76 Solomon Street, is a single storey timber and iron house dating from 1894. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.
The place also has significance for a limestone feature. Use of limestone as part of the Fremantle landscape gives the City coherence and character. Limestone walls are one commonly encountered example of use of this stone as a building material, most of them dating from the 19th century and early years of the 20th century.

Physical Description

Solomon Street extends in a north to south direction from Knutsford Street through to Lefroy Road. 76 Solomon Street is located between Stevens Street and Watkins on the eastern side of Solomon Street.
The streetscape comprises of many original houses built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and some more recent development. There are also several limestone features within the street.

House, 76 Solomon Street is a single storey timber and corrugated iron house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboard. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a continuous corrugated iron roof supported by timber with timber balustrading. The symmetrical front façade has a central front door flanked on either side by timber framed sash windows. The house is elevated from street level with a set of cement stairs leading to another set of timber stairs to the front door. A brick carport sits to the front of the right side of the house at street level. There is a limestone wall at the front boundary line with a timber gate set between two brick posts.

The limestone feature/s at 76 Solomon Street are noted as being on the northern boundary between 74 and 76 Solomon Street and the front wall of Solomon Street. From physical inspection it has been determined that northern boundary limestone feature is a rock cliff face and the front wall is a limestone rubble constructed wall.

A Heritage Assessment was prepared in Jan 2010 by the City of Fremantle for two DA submissions to Council for proposed restoring the front existing limestone wall, replacement of the carport and construction of a Colorbond boundary fence on the northern side.


Solomon Street was originally known as Mary Street, gazetted in 1905. It changed its name in 1951/52 to honour Elias Solomon, a Fremantle merchant and politician who built a house and lived in this street. Solomon was a Town Councillor 1878-1880, 1883-1886, Mayor in 1889-1891, 1896-98 and 1900-01. He was a state parliamentarian, MLA for the seat of South Fremantle 1892-1901, then transferred to Federal Politics with a seat in the House of Representatives from 1901-1903. Solomon was the first Member for Fremantle in the Federal Government.

Lot 2 of 787 was an undeveloped allotment in 1893 owned by Edward Mayhew. In 1894 John Basil Quy (or Guy) became owner of a 3 roomed weatherboard cottage.

This place was identified in the "Heritage Report on: 19th century limestone walls and steps in Fremantle" prepared by Silvana Grassadonia, for the City of Fremantle, 1986.

A Heritage Assessment was prepared in Jan 2010 by the City of Fremantle for two DA submissions to Council for proposed restoring the front existing limestone wall, replacement of the carport and construction of a Colorbond boundary fence on the northern side.


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 RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Other STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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