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21 South St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1898

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

House, 21 South Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from c1898. 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

21 South Street is a single storey, brick, and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are face brick with a feature rendered band. There is a protruding front room with windows featuring stained glass squares with modern security screens. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. The gable ends have finials. The verandah has a continuous tiled roof which extends around the side of the house supported by timber posts with decorative timber frieze. with a simple timber balustrade . The front door with side and fanlights is under the verandah together with another window with stained glass squares and modern security screen. There is a brick wall to the front boundary line.


George David Holmes owned Lots 36, from 6/11/1900, Lot 37 from 14/9/1900 and Lot 38 from 27/11/1900. It was probably at this time that he house was constructed, The Rates Books of 1901/02, describes the plac4e as a ‘villa residence’ owned an occupied by George Holme, a butcher.

May Gertrude Ryan owned all three Lots from 12/5/1920 until 9/4/1954 when Giovanni Moreschi purchased the property. The Moreschi family were still the owners in 2011. (Above historic information provided by Pierina Moreschi family).

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.


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 Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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