City of Fremantle

Place Number



13 Rose St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

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, 13 Rose Street, is a typical brick and iron single storey house dating from 1904. 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

13 Rose Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade built by 1904 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. The facade has a projecting bay with gable above with a tiled roof and double hung sash windows. The verandah wraps around the building, has a separate tiled roof and is supported by round concrete posts with a rendered masonry balustrade. The front door has a fanlight with leadlight feature. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary.This place contains limestone features.


This area of South Fremantle was part of a five acre grant made to Captain John Bruce of the Pensioner Guards in 1851. The property was subdivided in the early 1890s although the majority of the street was not developed until the early 1900s. House, 13 Rose Street was built between 1900 and 1907. It is shown on a Metropolitan Sewerage diagram dated 1907 as a brick house with a projecting bay window on the eastern side of the facade, and a full length front verandah. The front boundary was separated from the street by a substantial fence and there were several outbuildings in the rear yard, including a toilet and stable. Ida Fabricuis owned and lived in the house from c. 1910 until the 1930s. In the 1950s, it was owned by Rosina Tomba, who lived there for a few years before leasing it to a tenant. Madelino & Giacomo De Palma were the owners of House, 13 Rose Street from the 1960s into the 1980s. 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).

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 RENDER Smooth
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

05 Mar 2020


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