City of Fremantle

Place Number



137 Solomon St Beaconsfield

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1926

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 Limestone Feature(s)

Statement of Significance

House, 137 Solomon Street, is a single storey timber and zincalume house dating from the first decades of the 1900s. 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. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. This place also contains a limestone feature. Use of limestone as part of the Fremantle landscape gives the City coherence and character. Limestone walls are one commonly encountered example of use of this stone as a building material, most of them dating from the 19th century and early years of the 20th century. It is not known how old this particular wall is.

Physical Description

House, 137 Solomon Street is a single storey timber and zincalume house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are timber framed and clad with timber weatherboards. The roof is hipped and clad with zincalume. There is a high timber fence to the front boundary line that prevents further description. This place contains a limestone feature. Refer to the "Heritage report on: 19th century walls and steps in Fremantle" prepared by Silvana Grassadonia, for the Fremantle City Council, 1986.


Solomon Street was originally known as Mary Street, gazetted in 1905. It changed its name in 1951/52 to honour Elias Solomon, a Fremantle merchant and politician who built a house and lived in this street. Solomon was a Town Councillor 1878-1880, 1883-1886, Mayor in 1889-1891, 1896-98 and 1900-01. He was a state parliamentarian, MLA for the seat of South Fremantle 1892-1901, then transferred to Federal Politics with a seat in the House of Representatives from 1901-1903. Solomon was the first Member for Fremantle in the Federal Government. In November 1908, sewerage diagram no.85 shows this as a vacant lot. In 1924-25 17B of 32 was a vacant lot owned by Walter Lewis Morgan (or Mongan). In 1926-27 17B of 32 CSL 7 is a residence at no.41 still owned and occupied by W L Morgan who continued to own the property until 1941-42. By this time Pt 17B of 32 CSL 7 becomes no.21. In 1951-52 residence at no. 137 (ex 21) pt 17B of CSL 7 is owned by Jean Spry and occupied by Alick George Anderson.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). Medium degree of authenticity with some 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
Other Use OTHER Other
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Zincalume

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

19 Feb 2020


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