13 Irwin Street

13 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War Bungalow with Federation / Queen Anne Influences

No 13 Irwin Street is a single-storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is a fine expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a part-width return hipped roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts with simple brackets. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and a corner suite of casement windows. The half-timbered gable bay features a set of casement windows under a sunhood. The roofscape features a pair of rendered chimneys. There are string courses across the facade.

HISTORY

1930 For Sale by Auction -13 Irwin-street, East Fremantle… at the Fremantle Town Hall Supper Room, on Tuesday, July 22, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon:  All that Land being portion of Swan Location 646, and being Lot 189 on Plan 3286, being the whole of the land comprised in Certificate of Title volume 693 folio 23, having a frontage of 100 links to Irwin-street by a depth of 250 links containing 1 rood. Improvements comprise an Attractive Brick Villa Residence, with roof of tiles, containing 3 large rooms, kitchen, vestibule and bathroom, fitted with iron enamel bath and bath heater, and with return verandahs. Outbuildings consist of washhouse with copper and cement troughs, and a motor garage... (Reference)

1930 Sales of the Week - A brick villa, with tiled roof, No. 13 Irwin-street, East Fremantle, containing three large rooms and kitchen and 3-acre of land, was sold for £870. (Reference)

1932 LORETO CONVENT Raffle Result - Handsome Doll In Go-Cart: No. 1303, Baby Oliver. 13 Irwin-st., East Fremantle. (Reference)

1935 Birth JENSEN (nee Mabel Pell). On August 29, at St. Florence Private Hospital, Rokeby-road, Subiaco, to Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Jensen. 13 Irwin-street, East Fremantle- a daughter, Both well. (Reference)

1936 - FUNERAL J Brown-COURT UNITY, No. 8254, A.O.F The Brethren of the above Court and the Order in general are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of our late Bro. John Erling Osternes (Jack). Ray Smirk, CR- Geo Hettick, Secretary. (Reference)

1940 - SMIRKE On March 19, at Woodside Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Smirke, of 13 Irwin-street, East Fremantle- the gift of a son (John Lionel). Both well. (Reference)

1943 - LOST, Perth, Monday. Gold Brooch, rubies. Hay-st or South Suburban bus. Reward 13 Irwin-st, East Fremantle. Phone L2705. (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1929 - 1930: Vacant

1931 - 1932: Calder, Mrs

1933 - 1936: Oliver, William

1936 - 1949: Smirk, Ray C.

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