City of Fremantle

Place Number



6 Lilly St South Fremantle

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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

Statement of Significance

House, 6 Lilly Street, is a typical rendered masonry and iron single storey house dating from c 1900. 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.

Physical Description

6 Lilly Street is a single storey, rendered masonry and iron house built c.1900 with an asymmetrical facade designed as an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture. The walls are rendered masonry. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with corrugated iron. The façade is asymmetrical with a protruding front room. The verandah has a separate corrugated iron bullnose roof supported on turned timber posts with timber frieze. The front door is situated under the verandah with a double hung sash window with sidelights to the left side. The protruding front room has a finial and double hung sash window with sidelights. The verandah has a simple timber balustrade. The house is elevated from street level with steps leading to the front door. There is a rendered masonry and iron wall to the front boundary line.


Lilly Street is named after James Lilly, who was manager of the Adelaide Steamship Company from 1886 to 1889. Lilly was born in Tasmania in 1845 and died in Claremont in 1905. The majority of the houses in the street date from the 1890s and early 1900s. House, 6 Lilly Street was built by 1900. In that year, it was described in the rate book as a cottage owned by Ellen Cornish and occupied by C Underwood. Ms Cornish also owned the duplexes at 2 and 4 Lilly Street. Although Emily Stone was listed as the owner in 1912, Ellen Cornish was again the owner in 1922. She was also listed as the occupant of House, 6 Lilly Street in this year. (Prior to this, she had lived at No. 2 Lilly Street). A Metropolitan Sewerage plan dated c. 1910 shows a stone house with a projecting bay window to the south. The house had a half length front verandah, and the front yard was fenced with something substantial (possibly limestone) to form a centrally located front path and a walled garden bed to the north. The substantial fence extended across the front of the property and in front of its southern neighbour, 8 Lilly Street. By 1932, Fanny and Thomas Pascall were listed in the rate book as the owner and occupier. By 1942, ownership had been transferred to John Marsh, who rented it to Ethel Seminara. House, 6 Lilly Street changed hands several times in the early 1950s; first the Stagg family, then Fred Trevor and then Antonio Di Petro. All of these owners lived in the house. Mr Di Petro was still the owner c. 1970. House, 6 Lilly Street has had quite a few owners since the late 1970s. This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - BROWN -significant for making a positive contribution to the built environment of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability). 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 METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall RENDER Smooth

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

20 Jul 2011

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

05 Mar 2020


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