29 Fortescue Street

29 Fortescue Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War Bungalow w Federation Influences

No 29 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a half-timbered gabled thrust bay and a part width hip roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on timber posts with brackets. There is a vertical timber balustrade between the posts. The gabled bay has a set of casement windows under a sun hood. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by a set of casement windows. The sills are rendered and there is a rendered string course. The roofscape features a pair of render capped chimneys.

HISTORY

1950 - Backroom Dice Game Raided For having kept a gaming house at East Fremantle on January 20, a man was fined £25 in Fremantle Police Court today and 10 others were fined a total of £27 for having been found on the premises. The man fined as keeper is labourer Alfred Fry (27), of East Fremantle. All pleaded guilty except one man whose excuse of having gone to the house to play bridge was rejected by the Bench. Plainclothes Constable Harper said that the men were playing dice in a backroom. The back door was locked and a blanket was hung over the window.(Reference)

1950 - The son and daughter of Mrs Alfred C T Fry  of 29 Fortescue street, East Fremantle, wish to announce the 60th Anniversary of their parents' Wedding, which took place at Wesley Church, Fremantle, on October 4, 1890.(Reference)

1952 - Veteran Footballers Classmates In 1880- Two men who were classmates at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, some 72 years ago are now probably the last links with Australian football's earliest days in W.A. J. W. Langsford (86) played with the Rovers in 1885 and is certainly Perth's oldest footballer while it is most probable that there is no older footballer in Fremantle than A.C.T. Fry (pictured), of 29 Fortescue-street, East Fremantle.  Mr. Fry, who will be 88 in August, joined the Unions team in 1887 as a follower, in those days playing on Barrack's Field which is now Fremantle Oval. (Reference)

1952 -Death- On July 1, at her residence, 29 Fortescue-street, East Fremantle. Frances, dearly beloved wife of Alfred C. T. Fry, loved mother of Percy, Fanny (Mrs. R. S. Farmer), Edith (Mrs. W. A. Hall) and the late Fred, mother-in-law of Elsie and Lorna, fond grandmother of six grandchildren and eight great grand children: aged 82 years.(Reference)

RESIDENTS

1916: New House

1917 - 1919: Kirby, William B. W.

1920 - 1922: Tate, Arnold.

1923 - 1949: Fry, Alfred C.

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