HOUSE, 80 SOLOMON STREET

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

21802

Location

80 Solomon St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

Constructed from 1896

Demolition Year

N/A

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
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

House, 80 Solomon Street, is a single storey masonry and iron house dating from 1896. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is a modified example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 80 Solomon Street is a single storey rendered masonry, limestone and corrugated iron house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The foundation is limestone and the walls are rendered. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. There are small feature windows running along the top left hand corner at the front and a set of louvered windows on the left side wall. Vegetation limits further description.

History

Solomon Street was originally known as Mary Street, gazetted in 1905. It changed its name in 1951/52 to honour Elias Solomon, a Fremantle merchant and politician who built a house and lived in this street. Solomon was a Town Councillor 1878-1880, 1883-1886, Mayor in 1889-1891, 1896-98 and 1900-01. He was a state parliamentarian, MLA for the seat of South Fremantle 1892-1901, then transferred to Federal Politics with a seat in the House of Representatives from 1901-1903. Solomon was the first Member for Fremantle in the Federal Government. House 80 Solomon Street: A cottage was erected 1896-97 for Peter Awcock, a customs officer. A 1908 PWD map shows a galvanised iron building with a wide verandah. This place was included on the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80.

Integrity/Authenticity

High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining. (These statements based on street survey only).

Condition

Condition assessed as fair (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

19 Feb 2020

Disclaimer

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