City of Fremantle

Place Number



102 South St Beaconsfield

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1927

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Statement of Significance

Aesthetically significant as an example of Fremantle’s vernacular architecture. Typical single storey house dating from the inter-war period.. Historically significant as a representation of working people’s living conditions in the Fremantle area. Has undergone significant alterations but original form remains intact.

Physical Description

The single storey house is rendered with ashlar effect and has a terracotta tile hipped roof. The roof has a brick chimney, a half timbered gable and extends onto the verandah which is supported by timber posts onto rendered pillars. There are two storey additions to the rear of the house. The following places form a significant group and contribute to the streetscape South Street; 75-77, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86,87, 88, 90, 91, 94, 98, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 114, 140 & 142.


Lot 5 of 825. Rate books record the lot as vacant in 1926. In 1927 a residence was built on this lot along with a residence at 100 South Street and 122 Solomon Street. From 1927/ 28 this property was owned and occupied by Robert C.H. McKenzie, father to William (Bill) McKenzie, a Fremantle Councillor from 1965 to 1972 and Mayor from 1972 to 1984. William was born in 1928 and spent his childhood in the house. W. A. McKenzie is listed in the "Who's Who in Australia 1985". The house number changed from 210 to 100 in 1940 /41 and then to 102 in 1959/ 60. In 1953 plans for a sleep out were approved. Between 1964 and 1968 the owners are recorded as R. McKenzie and W. McKenzie. In 1986 a family room was added.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall RENDER Other Render

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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