City of Fremantle

Place Number



6 Howard St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

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 6 Howard Street is a single storey, brick and tile house dating from the 1890s. 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. Historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is a simple example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

6 Howard Street is a single storey tuck pointed brick and tile house designed in the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. Walls are tuck pointed brick to the front elevation with a rendered band and rendered brick to the other walls. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. There is a projecting front room with a timber casement window and a front door and adjacent window under the verandah. The verandah has a flat concrete roof supported by pairs of steel posts with decorative elements between and a metal balustrade. There is a low brick wall to the front boundary line.


House, 6 Howard Street was formerly numbered 38 Howard Street; the renumbering occurring in 1935/36. This house is recorded in the Post Office Directories in the year 1895/96 and this is the first year for which records are available. Therefore the house could have existed prior to that time. The first recorded occupant is Captain Thomas W Smith and the house was called ‘Meda Villa’ during the time of his occupancy which extended up to at least 1915. The 1908 sewerage plan of this brick house shows it has an asymmetrical façade with a verandah on the eastern side and a stone wall across on the front property boundary. At the rear of the building were two separate verandahs and a timber bathroom addition. In the back yard were a timber shed and a brick closet.


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
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 Pointed Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

05 Jan 2007

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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