City of Fremantle

Place Number



86 Forrest St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

26090 Holland/Forrest Street Heritage Area

Physical Description

House, 86 Forrest Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed as a simple variation of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is gabled and hipped and corrugated iron clad. The front verandah is under a separate bullnose corrugated iron roof. The verandah is supported by painted turned timber posts with decorative brackets and a timber valance. The asymmetrical façade has timber decoration to the street gable end and a simple timber framed corrugated iron roofed awning over the window to the gable end. There are timber framed double hung windows and a timber entry door to the front façade. The place has a painted timber picket front boundary fence and gate. There are native plantings to the front garden and street verge.


The rate books show in 1902-06 this was part of the Workers Homes Board and a cottage exists; by 1912-12 the property had passed into private hands. John G Patterson was listed as the resident from 1905 to c1939. Numbers were allocated in 1905. The house was originally No. 163. It became number 86 when the whole street was renumbered in 1939. The 1914 sewerage map (No. 2118) shows a weatherboard house of an asymmetrical shape. Its frontage addresses Forrest Street but the lot faces Onslow Street and therefore the house’s outbuildings and back yard are also along Forrest Street. Aerial photos show that between 1974 and 1977 the lot was subdivided along Forrest Street and a new house (No.84) was built. A black and white photo dated c1991 shows a weatherboard house with a protruding room on the west side, with decorative woodwork on the gable end and a ridge line running front and back, a sash window and an early canopy covered with tiles or tile look-a-like. The rest of the roof had a ridge also running front to back and hips, with a small triangular insert facing the front. The east side of the front has a verandah, below the main roof level, with the front door on the left and a sash window on the right-hand side. There is one sash window along the east side wall. The roof is tile or tile look-a-like. There is a brick chimney.


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 TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Aug 2010

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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