City of Fremantle

Place Number



11 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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, 11 Gold Street, is a typical timber and iron single storey house dating from c1900. 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

11 Gold Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed c.1900 in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by timber posts. There is another separate corrugated iron verandah which runs in front of the protruding front room and wraps around the side of the house also supported on timber posts. The asymmetrical front façade has a protruding front room with two double hung sash windows. There are two corbelled chimneys evident, one is red brick, the other is rendered. The house is situated at street level and close to the front boundary line. 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, 11 Gold Street was built c. 1900 for Carl Carlson, a biscuit maker. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1908 shows an irregular shaped weatherboard residence with a full length front verandah wrapping around the side and across the front of a recessed section. There was glass house attached to the rear of the house, along with a small weatherboard addition near a well. A Sewerage plan dated 1954 shows that the house was changed little in the intervening years. The glass house is not shown on this plan. The Carlsons continued to own the property until the early 1960s, when the house was bought by Jessie Wilson. House, 11 Gold Street has had a number of owners since the early 1970s. 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
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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