41 Fortescue Street

41 Fortescue Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War, Bungalow w Federation Influences

No 41 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a tiled roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gabled bay and a part width skillion roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on Tuscan columns set on piers. A balustrade spans between the piers. There is a central door flanked by sidelights and a set of casement windows. The half-timbered gable bay features a set of casement windows under a sun hood. The roofscape features a rendered chimney and finials.

HISTORY

1920 James Edward Fay, a lumper, who was represented by Mr. F. G. Unmuck, pleaded not guilty at the Fremantle Police Court this morning when charged with having assaulted Det. Sgt. Porter at the Fremantle wharf on Wednesday- last whilst in the execution of his duty...Det-Sgt. Porter said that on 'Wednesday, he was on duty at the Fremantle wharf when the men were coming off shift. He walked towards the Customs office in D shed. Accused bumped up against him with his clenched fist and said, 'What are you doing here? We'll put you 'D.'s' off this wharf.' Witness told Fay to go away and not to do anything he would be Sorry for. Accused followed witness into the office in a fighting attitude, using abusive language, and hit at him...Mr. Unmack submitted that it was practically one man's word against another...He was lined- £5 and 6s costs, in default ten days imprisonment. (reference)


1927 Fremantle-Obscene language- Edward Fay was fined 2 pounds with 4s costs, for having used obscene language in Mandurah-road. He said he had been heckled by a crowd of youths and had been stung to a heated retort. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1929: New house

1934 - 1949: Quinn, Edward A. & Fay, Edward

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