City of Fremantle

Place Number



194 South Tce South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

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, 194 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and tile single storey house dating from c1897. 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

194 South Terrace is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade built by 1910 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The verandah wraps around the front façade and has a separate tiled roof supported by concrete/cement posts with a rendered masonry balustrade. There is a front door with modern security screens and two sets of double casement windows on the rooms to either side, one of which protrudes slightly. The house is elevated from street level with a set of steps leading to the front verandah. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line.


House, 194 South Terrace was built between 1895 and 1900. In 1901/02, the cottage was owned and occupied by Frank Hollis, a manager. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows that the houses at 186, 188, 190, 192, 194 and 196 South Terrace was of similar plan form. All were stone houses of rectangular shape with a projecting front room (rectangular) to the south, with full length front verandahs and centrally located front paths. It would appear that all were built with a bathroom attached to the rear. House, 194 South Terrace also had two additions to the rear marked ‘verandah’. A path led from the back of the house to a separate asbestos laundry and toilet. By 1930/31, House, 194 South Terrace was owned and occupied by Isaac John. At this time, it was numbered 228 South Terrace. Florence John, Louise Fowler and then Salvatore Tripi owned the property in the 1950s. The Johns and Fowlers lived in the house, while Salvatore rented it to tenants. By the early 1960s, Salvatore had died but in 1981, House, 194 South Terrace was still owned by the Tripi family. This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) – YELLOW - 20th century significant buildings contributing positively to the built environment.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent mostly 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 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

19 Feb 2020


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