202 Canning Highway

202 Canning Highway (map)

ARCHITECTURE

No 202 Canning Highway ‘Fairfield’ is a single storey house constructed in limestone, brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is a fine expression of the Federation Bungalow style. It is asymmetrically composed with a thrust gable bay and a full width return bullnose roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts with brackets. A vertical timber balustrade spans between the posts. A broad set of steps descends to the garden from the verandah. The gable bay features a bay window with double hung sash windows. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and double hung sash windows. The roofscape features tall render capped chimneys.

HISTORY

Research on the history of this property is currently under way by the Museum of Perth in partnership with the Town of East Fremantle. If you have any stories or information about this property, please contribute it in the comments below.

I lived at 202 Canning Highway, East Fremantle at the property owned by my grandmother and then father 1943-69. 'Fairfield' as we know it is described in my book: 'Family Pastimes, The Story of a Fremantle Identity and His Family' available in the Fremantle City Library. email from tanyabill@optusnet.com.au (Aug 2019)

RESIDENTS

1911 - 1912: Viles, Frank

1913 - 1915: Hollis, Frederick

1916 - 1917: Gibson, Francis E.

1918: Thomas, Capt. David

1919 - 1925: Jones, Frank "Fairfield"

1926: Hancock, Leonard Alex

1927 - 1949: Streat, Reginald D.

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