City of Fremantle

Place Number



15 Gold St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

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, 15 Gold Street, is a typical timber and iron single storey house dating from c1902. 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 Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

15 Gold Street is a single storey timber and iron house constructed c.1902 in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and clad with corrugated iron. The verandah is under a separate corrugated iron roof supported by chamfered timber posts. The symmetrical front façade has a central front door with side and fanlights flanked on either side by timber framed double hung sash windows with sidelights. There are two face brick and rendered corbelled chimneys evident. The house is situated at street level. There is a timber picket fence to the front boundary line.


Gold Street was gazetted as George Street on 2 September 1904. The land formed a part of a large block owned by Henry Briggs, then President of the Legislative Council. George (Gold) Street was constructed in 1905 at a cost of ₤250. By 1908, a public reserve had been earmarked at the intersection of Francisco Street and George Street. George Street was renamed Gold Street in circa 1921. The majority of the housing stock in the street dates from the late 1890s and early 1900s. House, 15 Gold Street was built c. 1902. In 1904/05, George Fry was the owner; Samuel Lawrence, a water police constable, was the tenant. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated 1908 shows a weatherboard residence with a full length front verandah. The rear verandah ran almost the full length of the house; the eastern end was enclosed to create a bath with an attached toilet. A well was located near the toilet and there was another brick toilet located near the back fence. By 1912/13, the house was owned by Minnie Pearl Allen. In 1922/23, the owner/occupant was Alice Hogg. Ms Hogg retained ownership until c. 1950, although from the early 1930s, the house was leased to a succession of tenants. House, 15 Gold Street was owned by Emil Crayby in the early 1950s and between c. 1950 and 1980 by Frank and Salvatore Paparone and Teresa Carello. This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


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).

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
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

06 Mar 2020


This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.