38 George Street

38 George Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Free Classical Influences

No 38 George Street is a former single storey shop and residence adapted for residential use. It is constructed of rendered masonry with skillion roofs behind a classically derived parapet wall. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a centrally located front door flanked by arched head windows. The original shop fronts have been removed to make way for more domestic scaled windows and doors.

HISTORY

1916 Birth: at 38 George-street, East Fremantle, and late of East Perth, the wife of Private H. W. Summerell, A.I.F., Blackboy Hill—a son. Both well. (reference)

AIF 1916, HORTON William James (Regimental number 3236) Occupation , 38 George Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Age at embarkation 31, Next of kin Mrs Maud Horton AIF Record  NAA Record

1928: While riding a bicycle at the intersection of East-street and Canning-road, East Fremantle, yesterday, George Brown, of 38 George-street East Fremantle, collided with a motorcycle driven by Harold Edward Olsen. Brown was thrown from his machine, and was taken to the Fremantle Hospital where after treatment., for a broken collarbone he was allowed to go home. (reference)

1931- Beatrice Mills, married woman, of James-street, Cannington, said that on June 3 she went in a motor car to the St. James Park estate with Mrs. Halkett and Miss Halkett (now Mrs. Leisk) from their shop at George-street, East Fremantle. They were met by Mr. Roche and shown over house on the estate. Mr. Roche pointed out to Mrs. Halkett and her daughter a Corner block, which he said would be suitable for a shop. He wanted them to buy the land, but they asked for time to think it over...(reference)

 1945: MRS TURNER and Family, of 38 George-street, East Fremantle, desire to THANK all kind friends and relatives for telegrams, floral tributes, cards, letters and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sudden loss. (reference)

 1945: FREMANTLE MAN KILLED. A collision between a utility truck and a bicycle had a tragic sequel in very unusual circumstances at Fremantle this afternoon. According to a police report, George McKee, of 50 Petra street, Palmyra, was riding a bicycle at the junction of Edward and Queen Victoria street, Fremantle, about 5.15 p.m. today, when he was involved in a collision with a utility truck, driven by Ernest Benjamin Turner (46) , of 38 George street. East Fremantle. McKee fell from his machine but was not injured. Arising out of the mishap a dispute arose… Later the Fremantle police and the St. John ambulance were advised that Turner had been injured..John Eric Kelman (34), married, of 42 Cantonment street, Fremantle, was charged with having unlawfully killed Ernest Benjamin Turner. (reference)

1946: The engagement is announced between Fay, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. E. B. Turner, of 38 George-street. East Fremantle. and John Robert (Jack) only son of Mr and Mrs H J Rowney, of 76 George-st., East Fremantle. (reference)

 1952 AUCTION: At an auction by J. J. and F. G. Higham, a shop and dwelling at 38 George-street, East Fremantle, was passed in at £530. Bidding began at £400. (reference)

 1953: Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Mulcahy, of 38 George-street, East Fremantle, announce the engagement of their only daughter, Patricia Agnes, to Robert Harold, guardian son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Law, of 41 Sewell-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1912: Lattery, Joseph (bootmaker)

1913: Giuseppe, La Torre (bootmaker)

1914 - 1916: Greet, Mrs L. (confr)

1917: Dockerty, Mrs G. (small goods)

1918: Cole, Ernest H. (stnr)

1919: Vacant

1920: Miragllotta, Frank (bootmaker)

1921: Tegerdine, William James (plumber)

1922: Bryan, George (plumber)

1923 - 1926: Stevenson, George (greengrocer)

1927 - 1928: Brown, Thomas G. (greengrocer)

1929 - 1930: Halkett, Mrs Mary (soft drinks)

1931 - 1932: Lee, Gerald (mixed business)

1933 - 1940: Vacant

1940 - 1943: Dodd, Robert

1944 - 1945: Vacant

1946 - 1949: Turner, Mrs Jessie I. (hairdresser)

1953 Mulcahy

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