37 Duke Street

37 Duke Street (map)


Federation / Gabled Domestic Carpenter

No. 37 (previously was no. 97) Duke Street is a single-storey house of timber framing and rusticated jarrah weatherboard cladding. The place has a double gabled corrugated iron roof with later additions to the rear. It is an unusual expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The application of a double gable to a house frontage is unusual and is more commonly associated with duplex type. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central front door flanked by casement windows. The facade features a full width bull-nosed roof verandah supported on turned timber posts with post brackets resting on a timber floor. Between the timber posts is a timber balustrade.

The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.


1904 STENHOUSE & CAMPBELL. On June 29, at Church of Christ, High-street, Fremantle, George, eldest son of late Mr. George Stenhouse, of Scotland, to Florence, second daughter of the late John and Louisa Campbell, of East Fremantle. Present address 97 Duke street, East Fremantle. (reference)

AIF 1916, CAMPBELL John Leslie (Regimental number 3013) Occupation Lumper, Single, Age at embarkation 32. Next of kin Sister -Mrs Florence Stenhouse, 37 Duke St

1917 STENHOUSE. Death— On October 21, at No 97 Duke-street, East Fremantle, Clifford Gordon, the dearly loved son of Florence Janet and George Stenhouse; aged 48 days. (reference)

1921 STENHOUSE.— The Friends of the Iate Mr. George Stenhouse, senior, formerly of the East Fremantle Municipal Council, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Presbyterian Cemetery, Fremantle. The Funeral will leave the residence of his son, Mr. George Stenhouse, no. 97 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1921 STENHOUSE.— On March 1, at No. 97 Duke-street, East Fremantle, George, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Stenhouse, and father of George Stenhouse, Mrs. D. Miles, and Mrs. Roy Wigmore: aged 69 years. (reference)

1933 STENHOUSE—SCHWARZE. On March 24, Keith Campbell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Stenhouse, 97 Duke street, East Fremantle, to Minnie (Tot), second daughter of Mrs. Biles Carlyle, and Mr. Schwarze, of Cunderdin. (reference)


1911 - 1912: Stenhouse, George and Elizabeth

1913 - 1919: Stenhouse, George (junr.)

1920 - 1921: Stenhouse, George (junr.) & Stenhouse, George (senr.)

1922 - 1941: Stenhouse, George (junr.)

1941 - 1944: Stenhouse, Mrs Florence J.

1945: Vacant

1947: Stenhouse, Alan L.

1949: Cooper, J.