City of Fremantle

Place Number



14 Chalmers St Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1904

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

26090 Holland/Forrest Street Heritage Area

Statement of Significance

House, 14 Chalmers Street, is a single storey timber and iron house dating from 1904. While the place has undergone significant alteration, is 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.

Physical Description

House, 14 Chalmers Street is a single storey timber framed and clad house with a Zincalume hipped roof. The dropped verandah has been infilled making visibility unclear, although the form of the original house is visible. The original entrance with timber side panels is visible. The house is set below the level of the street and there is a pale brick low front wall to the front.


Chalmers Street was originally named Edmund Street which ran from Plympton (East Fremantle) all the way south to Lefroy Rd, Beaconsfield. The section north of Marmion Street is now Hubble Street. The section between Marmion and Knutsford Street changed names in c1949 to Chalmers Street. The street is thought to be named after J. Chalmers who was a Fremantle City Councillor from 1930-1933 and again in 1935-1942. House, 14 Chalmers Street is on lot 5 of 984. The house was originally number 72, and became number 14 when the street was renumbered in 1938. A house is first listed in Post Office Directories in this location in 1904. Rupert N. Coombes was the resident from this date and was still there in 1949 when records cease. The 1913 PWD plan of Fremantle (PWD 13017) and the 1914 Sewerage plan (2032) show a weatherboard house with a full length front verandah, and a verandah at the back with enclosed rooms at each end. There is a galvanised iron shed at the rear of the lot.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Victorian Georgian

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Zincalume
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

19 Mar 2019

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Last Update

03 Jun 2021


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