27 Dalgety Street

27 Dalgety Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War California Bungalow

No 27 Dalgety Street is a single storey house constructed in limestone and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. It is a fine expression of the Inter-War California Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust bay and a half timbered gabled entry porch. The porch is set on masonry piers. A rendered balustrade spans between the piers. There is a central door flanked by casement windows. The thrust bay features a set of casement windows under a tiled awning. An integral garage is located to the side of the house. The roofscape features brick chimneys.

HISTORY

1946 The engagement is announced of Yvonne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burgess, Devon, England, and John (27 Dalgety-street, East Fremantle), only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. Hancock, late of Geraldton. (reference)

Kevin Edgar writes: The house was built by my parents in 1941. The block cost £120
The original use of the block was a tennis court for Woodside. It was my family home from 1948-1969… When digging in the bottom end of the block as kids we found leg irons and hand cuffs which were given to the Fremantle museum.

RESIDENTS

1942 - 1947: Edgar, Frank L. & Edgar, William R.

1949-1969 : Edgar, William R.

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