City of Fremantle

Place Number



5 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1905

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 2

Statement of Significance

Duplex, 5 & 7 Gold Street, is a typical rendered brick and iron single storey duplex pair dating from 1905. 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

5-7 Gold Street is a single storey, brick and iron duplex pair with a symmetrical façade built c.1905 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered brick. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron with dividing wall visible through roof. The verandah has a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof and is supported by timber posts with decorative timber brackets. There is a high brick pillar and timber picket wall to the front boundary line, together with trees making further description difficult.


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. Duplex, 5-7 Gold Street was built between 1901 and c. 1910. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows an attached pair of brick residences with full length front verandahs at 5 and 7 Gold Street. There were two weatherboard sleep-outs at the rear, adjoining a central bath. Each had a small galvanised iron outbuilding in the backyard, and a water closet located against the back fence. By 1922, John Fox was living in the house. George Lindsay owned the two cottages in the early 1930s and leased them both to tenants. Ronald Calley lived in No. 5. By the early 1940s, Duplex 5 Gold Street was owned by Thomas Wynn and occupied by David Daly. The duplex changed hands several times in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1952, it was owned and occupied by Olga Sphoi and by 1956, by Domenico & Lucia Dangelo. In the 1960s, it was owned by Vincent Gallagher, then A Kapor and then Jose De Caires, who was still the owner in 1981. 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

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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