City of Fremantle

Place Number



44 Chester St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1905

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

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Statement of Significance

House, 44 Chester Street, is a typical brick and tile single storey house dating from 1905. 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 South Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

Single storey face brick, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade constructed c1905. The walls are face brick to dado level and painted and rendered masonry above. The roof hipped with no eaves and clad with tiles. The front verandah/porch is under separate half gabled tiled roof with square rendered masonry piers on limestone bases. The front facade is asymetrical with a protruding front porch The room to the side of the porch has a timber window and tiled awning over. There is a partially painted brick fence to the front boundary and a garden area behind.


Lots 12, 13, 26, 70 and 75 were subdivided by John Chester, an early land owner in the area. From 1887 until about 1930, the area around Douro Road was known as Chesterfield. Chester Street was originally known as William Street; in 1901/02, the name was changed to Lloyd Street and from c. 1901, Chester Street. In 1895, Lots 90 and 91 of Town Lot 26 were owned by the National Bank of Australasia Ltd. The lots were then purchased and subdivided by Messrs Gallop and Payne c. 1900. By 1905, Sub Part 90, Town Lot 26 (later 44 Chester Street) was owned and occupied by Robert Culver, a butcher. The cottage was originally numbered 56 Chester Street. In 1935/36, the property was transferred to the ownership of David Culver and George Hicks was listed as the occupier. About this time, the number of the house was changed to 44 Chester Street. In 1940/41, the house was purchased by Agnes Powell and occupied by Sydney Devine. By 1944/45, Ms Powell was living in the house which by this ti


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


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
18670 City of Fremantle Rate Books Council Records

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

30 Aug 2006

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Last Update

06 Mar 2020


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