21 Allen Street

21 Allen Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

No. 21 Allen Street is a single storey house constructed in brickwork and rendered brick with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is an unusual expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with an offset front door and hopper light flanked by side lights and a double hung sash window. The facade features a bull nosed roofed verandah running between two gabled bays. The verandah is set on turned timber posts. The gable bays feature sets of three casement windows with hopper lights. The windows are under bull nosed awnings. There are rendered strings in the brickwork.

HISTORY

1916 Death  On Saturday, June 17, in Melbourne, of meningitis, Jack, the dearly-beloved eldest son of Richard and Maria Pollard, of Allen street, East Fremantle, and grandson of John and Maria Hughes of Watkins street, Beaconsfield, aged 4 years and 5 months. (Reference)

1942: Death CAPLE, Alan (Lieutenant, AIF), killed in action in Egypt, October 31, 1942, loved eldest son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Caple, 21 Allen-street, East Fremantle and brother of Joy, Os (AIF), Joan (Mrs Eric Martin), Ken (RAAF) and Noel (AIF). (Reference)

1944: Death CAPLE. On October 26, at Fremantle, Stephen John (Steve), dearly beloved husband of Hilda Caple, of 21 Allen street, East Fremantle, loving father of Joy, Os (AIF), Joan (Mrs Eric Martin), Ken (RAAF), Noel (AIF) and the late Alan (Lieutenant Caple, killed in action, 2nd AlF)...aged 59 years. (Reference)

1945: The engagement is announced between Helen, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C. Ralph, of 9 Ryde-road, Pymble, NSW, and Noel youngest son of Mrs H. Caple and the late Mr S. Caple, of 21 Allen street, East Fremantle, WA.  (Reference)

1951: VACANT POSSESSION EAST FREMANTLE 21 ALLEN STREET- Choice Residential position, 3 doors from Canning Highway, Brick House, containing 4 rooms, passage, vestibule, kitchen, bathroom, sleepout, washhouse, copper and troughs, rose garden and lawns. To be sold by Public Auction on WEDNESDAY, 14th March, 1951, at 3 p.m. in the Supper Room, Fremantle Town Hall... apply - W. F. SAMSON, AUCTIONEER... (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1915 - 1919: Pollard, Richard

1920: Vacant

1921 - 1943: Caple, Stephen J.

1944 - 1949: Caple, Mrs Hilda

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