City of Fremantle

Place Number



7 Jenkin St South 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, 7 Jenkin Street, is a single storey asbestos and iron house dating from the 1900. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 7 Jenkin Street is a single storey asbestos and iron house designed as a variation of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are fibrous cement sheeting (replacing original weatherboard according to historical research). The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. There is a solar water heater prominent on the roof. The asymmetrical façade has a central front door with fanlight and side lights flanked on one side by windows (non original), and a protruding room under the gable end has another similar window. The verandah spans the front elevation and has a separate dropped corrugated iron roof supported by timber posts. There is a skillion roof addition at the rear. There is a steel picket fence and brick wall to the front boundary line.


The residence was built in 1900 for Alexander Jackson, who had purchased the lot when it was subdivided the previous year. Jackson is initially listed as a clerk, and later as a contractor. The house was initially 23 By-The-Sea Road, until the street name changed to Jenkins Street in 1910 in memory of a local Methodist minister, and the houses were renumbered in 1935-36. Jackson continued to live at the house until 1914, when it was purchased by Albert Cardwell. Albert, and later Annie Cardwell, owned the place until the late 1930s, but do not appear to have lived there more than a few years after they purchased it. By 1944-45 the place was owned by Kathleen Patricia Gribble, who owned it until the 1970s. The house continued as a rental property, with many different tenants, throughout this time. In the early 1970s Dinko & Jelena Telenta purchased the place, and made it their place of residence. In the 1980s the place was owned by Miodrag and Ljubinka Milosavljevic, and from 1987 it was owned and occupied by Erol and Betty Hasan, who retained ownership until at least the mid-1990s. A 1907 sewerage plan shows the place as a weatherboard cottage with small front verandah and projecting bay, and extensions including outbuildings to the rear. A 1984 plan shows the place extending closer to the road than in 1907, suggesting an extension to the front. A 1993 photograph shows a skillion verandah across the entire front of the house, which likely accounts for this extension in the building’s footprint on the 1984 plan.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining. (These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as fair to 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
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

08 Jan 2007

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Last Update

22 Mar 2019


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