City of Fremantle

Place Number



77 Forrest St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

26090 Holland/Forrest Street Heritage Area

Physical Description

77 Forrest Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and corrugated iron clad. The front verandah sits under an extension of the main roof. The verandah is supported by turned timber posts. The symmetrical façade has a central entry door and timber framed double hung windows symmetrically placed either side of the central door. The place has a low rendered masonry front boundary fence and mature tree plantings.


The rate books show that in 1903-04 this is vacant land; in 1904-5 it was part of the Workers Homes Board with a cottage. The freehold has been passed to private hands by 1911-12. The house was first listed in Post Office Directories in 1905. Numbers were allocated in 1905, at which time the house was No. 174. It became number 77 when the whole street was renumbered in 1939. The first resident was George A. Bell. A long-term resident was Victor Roy Connell, from c1920 to at least 1949 (when post office directory records cease). The 1911 sewerage map (No. 2133) shows a large rectangular weatherboard house with a full-length front verandah and a chimney on the east side. There was a large galvanised iron outbuilding in the yard on the east side. A black and white photo dated 1991 shows a weatherboard fronted house with a corrugated iron roof. The front portion of the house has a ridge line running parallel with the front wall of the house with a hip at either end and a front verandah under the main roof. The rear portion of the house has a skillion roof. The west side wall appears to be fibro, possibly rendered. The verandah posts are turned and there is a turned post showing close to the front wall of the house on the right-hand side. There is a brick chimney on the left-hand side, and a tall flue at the rear on the right-hand side. Aerial photos show that c2000 a large, iron roofed building was erected to the south of the house, with a narrow link to the original house.


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 TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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