HOUSE, 55 ELLEN STREET

Author

City of Fremantle

Place Number

20621

Location

55 Ellen St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government

Fremantle

Region

Metropolitan

Construction Date

Constructed from 1921, Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year

N/A

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
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 2

Statement of Significance

The place is a good example of a rendered masonry residence in the Federation Bungalow style, representing the expansion of Fremantle in the Post World War I period. The place contributes to a substantially intact late nineteenth and early twentieth century streetscape close to the centre of Fremantle.

Physical Description

Single storey brick house built on limestone foundations has a terracotta tiled hipped roof.The house is sited diagonally on the lot with the entrance addressing the street on a north west angle. The roof has two brick and rendered chimneys and a small vented gable, extends over the verandah and is supported by turned timber posts and decorative timber frieze and balustrades. The timber framed casement windows have stained leadlight glass panes and decorative rendered skirts below the sills.

History

Ellen Street was named for Ellen Mangles of Woodbridge, Surrey, England, wife of Sir James Stirling, the Governor. The vacant lot was owned by Alice Pearse until Barney Silbert bought it from her in 1918/19. Silbert erected a dwelling on the site in 1920/21.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

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

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Other GLASS Glass

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Settlements

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

24 Feb 2020

Disclaimer

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