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Location Details

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Construction Date

Constructed from 1902

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 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.

Physical Description

House, 55a Forrest Street is a single storey timber framed house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are flat fibrous cement sheeting clad (probably originally weatherboard clad). The Zincalume roof is gabled and extends over the front verandah which is supported by square timber posts. There are mature trees within the front garden.


The house was first listed in Post Office Directories in 1902 with William A. Gilbert as resident. Numbers were allocated in 1905, at which time the house was No. 148. It became number 55 when the whole street was renumbered in 1939.
William Gilbert lived at No 55 from 1902 when the house was built until c1944, followed by Mrs L. E Dwelly who was there until at least 1949 (when directory records cease).
The 1914 sewerage map (No. 2118) shows a weatherboard house with a full-length front verandah. Early aerials show the front part was a hipped roof and there was a skillion behind, larger in area.
Aerial photos show that between 2010 and 2015 the lot was subdivided and a two-storey new house was built at the rear.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall ASBESTOS Fibrous Cement, flat
Roof METAL Zincalume

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

19 Mar 2019

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Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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