Post-War (c 1946)
Bungalow Porch House w Austerity Influences
No 38 Gill Street is a single storey house constructed in timber framing, weatherboard and fibrous cement cladding with a hipped and gable corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Porch style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust bay and a gable roofed porch. The porch is supported on paired timber posts with post brackets. The porch is set proud of the house. The thrust bay features a set of casement windows under a tiled awning. There is a central door flanked by sets of casement windows. The lower walls are clad with weatherboards and the upper walls are clad with fibro cement.
The place retains its form and most of its details. The original tiled roof has been replaced with corrugated iron sheeting.
Research on the history of this property is currently under way by the Museum of Perth in partnership with the Town of East Fremantle. If you have any stories or information about this property, please contribute it in the comments below.
1933 - 1940: Foley, Mrs C.
1941 - 1946: Vacant
1947 - 1949: Woodhead, T. A.