City of Fremantle

Place Number



16 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
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
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

House, 16 Gold Street, is a typical limestone, brick and iron single storey house dating from c1902. 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

16 Gold Street is a single storey, limestone, brick and iron house built c.1902 with a symmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone with red brick quoins. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is symmetrical with a central front door and double hung sash windows with iron security grills. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on timber posts with decorative timber brackets. There is a rendered and brick corbelled chimney evident. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


Gold Street was gazetted as George Street on 2 September 1904. The land formed a part of a large block owned by Henry Briggs, then President of the Legislative Council. George (Gold) Street was constructed in 1905 at a cost of ₤250. By 1908, a public reserve had been earmarked at the intersection of Francisco Street and George Street. George Street was renamed Gold Street in circa 1921. The majority of the housing stock in the street dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s. House, 16 Gold Street was built c. 1902. In 1904/05, it was owned by Francis and Hanlin Moseley and occupied by Charles Fergsimmons, a labourer. By 1912/13, it was owned and occupied by Mary O’Connor. Ms O’Connor continued to live in the house until c. 1933. Her estate retained ownership for about another ten years and it was occupied by tenants during this time. After a short period of ownership by Salvatore Viriagliotta and then Alice Brosna, House 16 Gold Street was bought by Gennoro and Ippolita Zaza in the mid-1950s. The Zazas continued to own the property until the early 1980s and it has had a couple of owners since that time. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows a substantial brick residence with a full length front verandah with centrally located front steps. There was a weatherboard addition to the rear, with a small tin structure attached. A separate asbestos laundry and toilet were located in the back yard. 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).


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
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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