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6 Ada St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1908

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, 6 Ada Street, is a typical timber framed and iron single storey house dating from c1908. 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

6 Ada Street is a single storey rendered brick and iron house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture c1908. The walls are rendered brick. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a separate tiled roof supported by pairs of steel posts. The symmetrical front façade has a central front door with sidelight flanked on either side by timber framed double hung windows. The house is situated at street level. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line. A carport extension with a flat roof has been added to the house in red face brick.


Ada Street was developed in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

House, 6 Ada Street was built between 1902 and 1912. In 1912, it appears in the rate book as a cottage owned by James Mews and occupied by Albert James. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1907 shows a brick house with a full length front verandah and a half length rear verandah. There was a galvanised iron addition to the rear.

By 1922, Edward Mews was the occupant. He purchased the cottage c. 1930 and lived there for another twenty years. The house was numbered 30 Ada Street, until c. 1940, at which time it was changed to 6 Ada Street.

By 1952, House, 6 Ada Street was owned by Matilda Mews and occupied by Richard McRae. By 1960, the cottage was owned by Carmela and Guiseppe Acciano. Carmela was still listed as the owner in 2005. A garage was added in 1978 and at some stage, the corrugated iron roof of the verandah was replaced with a tile roof.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent mostly clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some 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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use OTHER Other

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
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

05 Mar 2020


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