House, 19-21 Harvest Road


City of Fremantle

Place Number



19 Harvest Rd North Fremantle

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Formerly listed House, Limestone Feature(s) & Tree Grove, 19 Harvest Road

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

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 Level 3

Parent Place or Precinct

22385 North Fremantle Precinct

Statement of Significance

House, Limestone Feature and Tree Grove 19 Harvest Road, is a typical rendered brick and tile single storey house dating from the 1940s. 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 North Fremantle. Historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the North Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 19 Harvest Road is a single storey limestone, rendered brick and tile house with asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. Walls are rendered brick sitting on a high limestone foundation. Roof is tiled with a long low gable to the front elevation. This gable end has roughcast render and timber paneling typical to the style. The verandah is deeply recessed under the main roof gable. A second gable has open vents, and the window has a tiled awning over. The side elevation is face brick. The verandah is supported by rendered columns and a rendered balustrade. There is a triple set of timber framed casement windows under the verandah to the front elevation. There is a low level brick fence to the front boundary line. This site contains a limestone feature - This feature is the limestone foundations to the house. This site contains a mature grove of trees of melaleuca lancelota and eucalyptus gomphocephala. These trees were probably planted after the Second World War.


From the nineteenth century, Harvest Road was important as an access route to Point Direction, the location of a sheltered landing place. Boat building yards were located at Point Direction for much of the twentieth century, during which time the Harvest Road jetty also became a popular family swimming and picnic area. Originally, Harvest Road began at Stirling Highway (then called Bruce Street), but from 1899 it was extended through to Queen Victoria Street (then called Victoria Street). Harvest Road has always been a predominantly residential street, developing steadily from the turn of the twentieth century, and characterised at least in its early decades as a place with a large number of rental properties. Three industries on the street were Purina (1935-55) and Nabisco (1955-88) cereal manufacturers (number 3-5), Rowlands Co Cordial, Wine and Spirits manufacturers (1908 to at least 1939, at number 11), and various marine industries, most prominently Browns Boat Building Yard (from c.1900), which was located between Corkhill (Elizabeth) Street and the River. A house was constructed at 19 Harvest Road in c.1910 and occupied by John Symington until 1913. After a brief occupancy by Thomas Johnson, Charles Posselt arrived in 1915 and resided at the place until 1916, followed by Kaitain Posselt to 1919. Charles Posselt had been living further along Harvest Road at 27, and possibly also 29, from 1905. From 1922 until at least 1925, the place was occupied by Mrs M.J. Bolton. Photographs dated c.1929 show a stone and iron residence with brick quoining, a skillion verandah with timber lattice, and is noted as being the Vickridge family residence. 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. It contains a limestone feature - the limestone foundations to the house. The site also includes a tree grove of melaleuca lancelota and eucalyptus gomphocephala. These trees were probably planted after the Second World War. On the 27 February 2019 the City of Fremantle’s Council adopted the Register of Significant Trees and Vegetated Areas and determined that the Tree Grove be removed from the Heritage List and added to the new Significant Tree Register.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability, restored). High degree of authenticity with much 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
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Rendered Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

24 Jul 2019


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