34 Fortescue Street

34 Fortesque Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War Decorated Porch House Bungalow

No 34 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped tiled roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Porch style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with receded wall planes. There is a central hipped roof porch set on paired piers. The porch is flanked by sets of casement windows under sun hoods. There is a central door under the porch. Lower walls are face brick and the upper walls are rendered. The roofscape features a tall rendered chimney.

HISTORY

1934 BETTING ARRESTS On charges of having kept premises in Fremantle as common betting houses. Laurence Vick (36), commission agent, Alexander Marn (47), commission agent and Edward John Knapp (32), commission agent, were arrested today by Constables Kelman and Kelliher. They were granted bail to appear in Fremantle Police Court on Monday. (reference)


1934 BETTING CHARGES Pleas of guilty were entered by Joseph Laurence Vick (36), Edward John Knapp (32), Alexander Marn (47) when they appeared in the Fremantle Police Court today to answer charges of having used and kept premises as common betting houses. The R.M. (Mr. H.J. Craig), imposed a fine of £1 with 10s costs in each instance. P.c. Kelliher stated that on Saturday morning, a police agent made bets with the defendants on their premises! (reference)

RESIDENTS

1921: Williams, William

1922: Vacant

1923: Davidson, Victor

1924: Vacant

1925 - 1929: Vick, Lawrence J.

1929 - 1936: Vacant

1936 - 1949: King, Henry F.

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