City of Fremantle

Place Number



188 South Tce 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, 188 South Terrace, is a typical rendered masonry and tile single storey house dating from c1900. 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

188 South Terrace is a single storey, rendered masonry and tile house with an asymmetrical facade built c1900 and designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and clad with tiles. The verandah wraps around the front façade and has a separate tiled roof supported by concrete/cement posts with a rendered masonry balustrade. There is a front door with side and fanlights with two sets of aluminium sliding windows on the rooms to either side, one of which protrudes slightly. There is a rendered corbelled chimney with chimney pot evident. The house is elevated from street level with a set of steps leading to the front verandah. There is a rendered masonry wall to the front boundary line.


House, 188 South Terrace was built between 1895 and 1900 for John Bateman. In 1901/02, the cottage was occupied by John Morrison, a master mariner. A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows that the houses at 186, 188, 190, 192, 194 and 196 South Terrace was of similar plan form. All were stone houses of rectangular shape with a projecting front room (rectangular) to the south, with full length front verandahs and centrally located front paths. It would appear that all were built with a bathroom attached to the rear. House, 188 South Terrace had a verandah running across the remainder of the back of the house, and a brick addition to the bath. A paved area at the back of the house was connected by a path to two large weatherboard buildings set against the side boundary and another weatherboard outbuilding against the back fence. George Smart was the owner and occupier in the early 1930s. Vincenzo Caponi owned the house by 1952. He was still the owner in 1981. This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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