City of Fremantle

Place Number



23 Alma St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1915

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

Parent Place or Precinct

25924 Workers' Homes Board Precinct, 23-31 Alma St, Fremantle

Statement of Significance

House, 23 Alma Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from c1915. 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

23 Alma Street is a single storey, brick and tile house with an asymmetrical facade designed as a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are brick with a high level rendered masonry band. The roof is hipped and clad with terracotta tiles. There are two face brick chimneys. There is a projecting front room with a three sash casement window and a tiled awning over. The adjacent verandah has a continuous tiled roof and is supported by timber posts. There is a simple grassed front garden with low bushes and no front boundary fence.


Ada Street was developed in the first two decades of the twentieth century. House, 23 Alma Street was built after 1908, as it is not shown on the sewerage plan of that year. It is first listed in the Post Office Directories for 1916 and the occupant was Francis C. Sims. The cottages at 23 to 31 Alma Street were all built in the same year. This house was formerly 93 Alma Street; renumbering occurred in 1934/35. A photograph in 1996 shows a brick and tile house in good condition. The original features such as the doors, windows, awnings and decorative timber work were all in evidence.


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).

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

17 Apr 2013

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Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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