24 Fortescue Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War Bungalow w Federation Influences

No 24 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a half-timbered gabled thrust bay and a part width skillion roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on turned timber posts and has been extended north to create a carport. The gabled bay features a pair of single pane double hung sash windows under a sun hood. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and a double hung sash window. Sills are rendered and there is a rendered string course. The roofscape features a pair of render capped chimneys and finials.

HISTORY

1910 - Death On May 17, at Newtown, Sydney, N.S.W., Louisa Ann Moore, aged 81years, beloved mother of Mrs. William Cockroft, of East Fremantle, leaving a family of three sons, five daughters, 37 Grand-children, and five great grandchildren. (reference)

Mar 1931- The private homes of Messrs. William Stotter, of Surbiton-road, and William Murray, of Fortescue-street. East Fremantle, were also entered by breaking the leadlights in the front doors in the vicinity of the locks. From Mr. Stotter's house, jewellery and shoes valued at £10 were taken, and from Mr. Murray's home, jewellery valued at £6/10/. The latter place was thoroughly ransacked. It is considered that both the private homes were visited by the same thieves. (reference)

1939 No member of their family will be absent for the celebration tomorrow of the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. William Murray of Fortescue street, East Fremantle, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Victor Gerring. It will be a sentimental gathering of a perfectly happy family, with a golden-iced wedding cake, made by their daughter, and members of the family coming from various parts of the State. Well-known for their devotion to each other and tho devotion they have inspired in their three sons and daughter, their children-in-law and ten grandchildren, the Murray’s have a long connection with Fremantle history. Mr. Murray was born there 72 years ago and for many years had a shipbuilding yard with the late Mr. E. Howson. His last job was to take charge of the construction of the ill-fated King Bay. Mrs. Murray was born Susan Rickey, at York; where her parents settled in the 60's, having come from Scotland. Her father was the late Sergeant Rickey, a Crimea veteran. Mr. and Mrs. Murray are active and house-clever. An excellent craftsman, he makes pieces of household furniture for his family on the most modern, labour-saving lines. He is a keen cyclist. Their garden is beautiful, and Mrs. Murray is 'head gardener.' (reference)

1992-3- This was a large ‘womens’ share house. The following friends lived there over a couple of years: Judith Quinlivan, Leith Maddock, Ella, Liz Wood, Jo Darbyshire, Megan Packer.

RESIDENTS

1920 - 1921: Cockroft, William

1922 - 1941: Murray William

1941: Vacant

1942 - 1949: Cleeve, Edwin H.

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