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1 Ada St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

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, 1 Ada Street, is a typical rendered masonry, and iron single storey house dating from c1910. 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 Queen Anne style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 1 Ada Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture and built circa 1910. The walls are rendered masonry with rendered masonry quoins. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. There is a timber finial to the front gable. There is a protruding front room with a bay window and a half verandah to the side. The verandah has a corrugated iron bull nosed roof and is supported by timber posts. There is an original rendered and corbelled chimney. There is a white picket fence to the front boundary line.


Ada Street was developed in the first two decades of the twentieth century.
House, 1 Ada Street was built c. 1910 for Alfred West, who lived there until c. 1930. In 1932/33, the house was owned and occupied by Mary and Albert Seymour. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1907 shows a large brick residence with a projecting front room with a bay window and a verandah extending across the rest of the façade. Two weatherboard rooms were attached to the rear of the house; one was described as ‘bath’.
The house was numbered 29 Ada Street, until c. 1940, at which time it was changed to 1 Ada Street. By 1942, the house was owned by Mary and James Mews and occupied by Frederick Pratt.
From the early 1950s until c. 1982, the Mews lived in the house. House, 1 Ada Street has had a couple of owners since then.
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).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

17 Apr 2013

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Last Update

05 Mar 2020


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