Federation with Regency Influences
St Albans, is a single-storey house constructed in limestone and brick with a hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof. It is a fine expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The place comprises an original house with a significant expansion. The front elevation to Hamilton Street is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a part-width return bullnose verandah. The walls are limestone and all quoins are brick. The roofscape features tall chimneys with rendered caps.
1927 Death - Mrs Catherine Gertrude Rankin, wife of Mr. Joseph Rankin, of the Commonwealth Line and State Shipping Service, passed away October 19 at her late residence ‘St. Albans', Hamilton-street, East Fremantle. The deceased lady, who was 52 years of age, had resided in this State for 33 years. Mrs. Rankin had been in failing health for the past 12 months. She was a devoted Christian woman, quiet, unassuming, and beloved by all with all whom she came in contact. On Thursday afternoon, after a brief service had been conducted at 'St. Albans' by the Rev. A. H. Lewis the funeral cortege proceeded to the Fremantle Cemetery, where the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion. The chief mourners were: Messrs. Joseph Rankin (husband) James, Herbert, and Leslie Rankin (sons), E. Stubbs and L.McIntyre (sons-in-law). The pall-bearers were: The Mayor of East Fremantle (Mr. H. J. Locke) and Messrs, G. Healy and J.Frost (State Shipping Service), J. Casey (Mcllwraith, McEachern's Line), J. B. Webster (Commonwealth Line), J. Munro (East Fremantle Tennis Club). (reference)
1942 Death - The Friends of the late Mr. James Howie, of 37 Hamilton Street, East Fremantle, late of the Fremantle Harbour Trust and formerly Corporal Signaler, Imperial Army, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)
1926 - 1932: Joseph Rankin
1933 - 1934: Theodore D. Bunning, teacher of violin
1934 - 1942: James Howie
1944 - 1949: Mrs Mary Howie