City of Fremantle

Place Number



27 Alma St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1916

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

Parent Place or Precinct

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

Statement of Significance

House, 27 Alma Street, is a typical rendered brick and iron single storey house dating from 1916. 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 simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

27 Alma Street is a single storey, rendered brick and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. There are two face brick corbelled chimneys. There is a protruding front room with two double hung sash windows and an awning over. Adjacent is a verandah under a continuous corrugated iron roof supported on masonry columns and piers. The verandah has been partially enclosed with glazed louvres. The front garden is grassed with no fence to the front boundary line.


27 Alma Street was formerly 97 Alma Street. Numbering changed in 1934/35. The house 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 in 1916 and the occupant was John Sheridan. The cottages at 23 to 31 Alma Street were all built in the same year. A photograph of the house taken c. 1980 shows that the house was in good condition. The roof was corrugated iron and the walls were rendered. The front verandah was partially enclosed with louvres and brick. A cyclone mesh fence is located on the front boundary and a timber garage was located in the back of the property.


Medium to high degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining but with some alterations.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Fremantle Local History Collection Files, (filed by address)- Photographs Fremantle Local History Collection
Wise's Post Office Directory for Western Australia, 1893-1947.
Metropolitan Sewerage, Fremantle District 1908, Plan 57 Fremantle Local History Collection 1908

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 Jan 2013

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

21 Feb 2020


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