City of Fremantle

Place Number



19 Howard St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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, 19 Howard Street, is a rendered masonry and iron single storey house. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

19 Howard Street is a single storey, single room width, rendered masonry and iron house with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The facade has a front door with fanlight and sidelights with a timber framed casement window to the side. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron roof and is supported by moulded plaster columns. There is a brick wall to the front boundary line.


This house at 19 Howard Street was formerly no. 35, the numbering changing in 1935/36. This house is first recorded in the Post Office Directories in 1900 and the occupant was James Fraser. In 1905 the occupant was C.J.E. Perry. Further research of the rates books for this period may establish the exact date of construction and the original owner at the time of construction. The 1908 sewerage plan of the site shows that this brick house closely resembled the adjacent properties at 21, 23 & 25 Howard Street. It is likely they were built at the same time. The house has a verandah at the front and rear and a water tank is located adjacent to the rear of the house. A timber washhouse was located in the back yard as was a brick closet. Portion of the verandah at the rear had been enclosed and a bathroom was located in the back of the house. A photograph of the house in 1978 shows that the front façade was rendered and that the place had a ‘bullnose’ verandah. The roof is corrugated iron on the main building. The verandah posts of masonry are probably not original and the front window is a later replacement. The low brick wall on the front boundary is also not original. This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Brown: "Positively contributing to the built environment")


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining but with some alterations. (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
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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