28 Irwin Street

28 Irwin Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War
Bungalow w Federation Influences

No 28 Irwin Street is a single storey house constructed in tuck-pointed brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. It is a fine expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a full width return hip roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts with post brackets. The return verandah terminates at a gable thrust bay at the side of the house. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and sets of casement windows. The roofscape features a pair of render capped chimneys. A render band traverses the facade.

HISTORY

1938 CAUTIONED FOR NOSE PULLING 'Circumstances are so trivial thatwe do not think punishment merited,' announced the Bench in the Fremantle Police Court today, when A. W. Mofflin was cautioned on a charge of assault preferred by David Finlay. The Bench ordered each party to pay his own costs… Finlay, a young man residing in Irwin-street, East Fremantle, near Mofflin's home, said that on March 18, shortly after 5 p.m., Mofflin accused him of annoying his children by the manner he (Finlay) rode his motorcycle. A little later Mofflin alleged that witness had knocked one of his children off a scooter. Finally Mofflin pulled witness's nose. Mofflin's version of the incident was that he told Finlay of the annoyance caused by his motorcycle. He pulled Finlay’s nose after hearing that complainant had knocked his young son of his scooter. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1917 - 1925: Staton, Arthur A.

1926 - 1930: Brady, John

1931 - 1949: Finlay, James

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