City of Fremantle

Place Number



6-8 Cliff 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 List YES 28 Sep 2011

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Sep 2011 Level 1B
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Sep 2011 Level 1B

Statement of Significance

The place is of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The place makes a contribution to the Old Port City streetscape.

Physical Description

Two storey rendered building with a zincalume hipped roof (probably not original). There is a zero setback from the pavement and engaged pilasters that reach the cornices. The ground floor façade features stucco arches that consist of two entrances outside the two large central windows, which have multi paned fanlights. The first floor has pairs of double hung sash windows with decorative stucco reveals.


Built c1890, and referred to as Atlas Chambers in 1900 Post Office Directory. Currently (2002), commercial use. Cliff St in the 1850s was a busy thoroughfare connecting the sea front jetty with the river. Many businesses were located along the route. The street was paved in 1858 with hand-tolled Yorkshire flagstones by sappers of the Royal Engineers. The job was completed by private contract after the sappers were needed elsewhere. Apparently, convicts were not skilled enough for the job. To meet the expense, dog licences, poundage fees and fines were raised by the Town Trust.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
MI not adopted - Assess in more detail at DAThe preliminary investigation indicates that this place is potentially of heritage value. It is recommended that a proper assessment of its heritage significance and the conservation policy statement be prepared when a proposal to red

Other Keywords

This place was adopted onto the Fremantle MHI and the Heritage List by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use COMMERCIAL Other

Architectural Styles

Federation Free Classical

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Painted Brick
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick
Roof METAL Zincalume

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Commercial & service industries

Creation Date

03 May 2002

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Last Update

24 Feb 2020


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