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10 Howard St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1893

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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 More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 3

Level 3

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of some cultural heritage significance for its contribution to the heritage of Fremantle in terms of its individual or collective aesthetic, historic, social or scientific significance, and /or its contribution to the streetscape, local area and Fremantle. Its contribution to the urban context should be maintained and enhanced.

Statement of Significance

Duplex, 8 & 10 Howard Street are a single storey limestone, brick and iron duplex pair dating from 1893. 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.
Refer to the "Heritage report on: 19th century walls and steps in Fremantle" prepared by Silvana Grassadonia, for the Fremantle City Council, 1986.

Physical Description

Duplex, 8 & 10 Howard Street is a single storey limestone, brick, rendered masonry and tile duplex pair with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are limestone and brick quoins with some walls having been rendered. The roof is hipped with a dividing parapet wall and clad with tiles. The front verandah is under separate roof, corrugated iron supported by square timber posts to no 8 and tiles supported by moulded plaster columns to no. 10. Each duplex pair has a projecting front room with no. 10 having a faceted bay with double hung sash windows. There is a high rendered masonry wall to no. 8 and a low wall with iron details to no. 10.


The house, which was the origin of these limestone features, was formerly numbered 34 Howard Street.
The limestone walls constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century functioned as property boundaries and retaining walls. The material used was local limestone and frequently the walls were constructed at the time of construction of the original buildings on the site.
This house is one of four six roomed cottages that was built for Mr Healy in 1893. These were leased out to various tenants. The houses were formerly numbered as two duplexes 28/30 and 32/34. Subsequently they were numbered 8/10 and 12/14.
The house remained in the Healy family until the 1930s. It was then transferred to the United Ancient Order of Druids. In the 1950s the house was owned by Stephen Malkovich and then by a group including the Lopresti, Pittorino, Pizzino and Tripi families. It is likely that each family occupied one of the duplex halves.
The 1908 sewerage plan of the site which shows this stone duplex was a symmetrical design with the two halves a mirror image of each other. Each duplex had a front and rear verandah. In the rear of the lots were an accumulation of buildings of brick, timber and galvanised iron. They may have functioned as additional accommodation as a verandah is noted on one of the buildings. Also in the back yard were water tanks and a brick and timber closet. On the front boundary is a stone wall.
A photograph of the place in 1978 shows that the house was in good condition with a rendered façade and a tiled roof. A low brick wall on the front boundary is a later addition.
This place was identified by the Fremantle Society in 1979/80 as being of cultural heritage significance. (Coded: Red: "Significantly contributing to the unique character of Fremantle")
This place was identified in the "Heritage Report on: 19th century limestone walls and steps in Fremantle" prepared by Silvana Grassadonia, for the City of Fremantle, 1986.


Medium degree of integrity (original intent partially clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining but with some alterations.
(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 Conjoined residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Conjoined residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face Brick
Wall RENDER Smooth
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

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Last Update

27 Feb 2020


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