48 George Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Stone Section: Victorian Georgian - Corner Section: Federation Free Classical

48 George Street is a single storey shop (built 1905) that was constructed in two phases. It is constructed of limestone and brick on the west side and rendered masonry on the east side. The roofs are mainly skillion with one located behind a masonry parapet wall. A 'M' format roof addresses a section of George Street. All openings have brick quoins. The verandah wraps around the corner and spans a portion of the George Street facade. Above the verandah there are panelled parapets with a pediment on the corner. The parapet is divided in plan by piers and in recent times Cornucopia urns have been added to these piers.

HISTORY

1898 Matilda Drummond was a resourceful and enterprising woman. She started her own store at 44 George St in 1898, took on a husband George LACEY in 1901, and then, after his death in 1909, moved to this corner store at 48 George Street (diagonally across the road) before retiring in 1919, handing on the business to her nephew Alfred James Marie. You can read more of her story on the website fremantlestuff.info (reference)

1907 The grocery houses in Perth will he closed all day to-morrow (Wednesday) on account of the grocers' annual picnic at Point Walter. Given fine weather, an enjoyable outing is anticipated. (reference)

1919 LACEY : LICENSING NOTICES. To the Licensing Court for the Fremantle District. I, MATILDA LACEY, being the licensee of the premises known as Lacey's Store, at 48 George-street, East Fremantle, do hereby make application for a TRANSFER of the rights and privileges of the Gallon Licence held by me in respect of the said premises to ALFRED JAMES MARIE, of Fremantle. (reference)

1926 The Friends of Mr. Louis Archibald Day, storekeeper, of 48 George-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late dearly beloved wife Jessie Catherine to the place of interment, the Congregational Cemetery, Karrakatta. (reference)

1926: OBITUARY. The funeral of the late Mrs. Jessie Catherine Day, wife of Mr. L. A. Day, of 48 George-street, East Fremantle, took place on Saturday, April 3, and was largely, attended. The deceased lady, who was born at Jarrahdale, has resided in this State all her life (41 years). She was descended from a very old colonist of this State, and was a daughter of Mr. A. W. Pass. (reference)

1926: On April 1, at 48 George-street, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs L. A. Day-a son.(reference)

1928: Car Registrations, 1920: Lewis A. Day, 48 George-street, East Fremantle, Studebaker. (reference)

1930 To Let CORNER Shop, one large room, reasonable rent. Apply J. Haydon, Grocer, cor. Hubble and George st. East Fremantle. (reference)

1935: Car Registration. 14755. Mr. H. C. Howson, 48 George-street, East Fremantle, Ford. (reference)

1947 Death: suddenly, at his late residence. 48 George-street East Fremantle. Michael Fitzgerald, dearly loved husband of Ida, loved father of George, fond father-in-law of Hazel and loving grandfather of Barry; aged 58 years. Rest in peace. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1910 - 1913: Greet, Mrs. L. (conf)

1914 - 1920: Lacey, Mrs M. (grocer)

1921 - 1928: Day, Louis A. (grocer, wine merchant)

1929 - 1932: Haydon, J. F. (grocer, wine & spirit merchant)

1933 - 1949: Howson, H.T. (grocer, wine & spirits merchant)

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Courtesy of the Town of East Fremantle Heritage Trail, Artist:  Miles Noel   “Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

Courtesy of the Town of East Fremantle Heritage Trail, Artist: Miles Noel

“Comprises a corner shop & 7 terrace residences with distinctive tall capped chimneys. The street’s namesake, George Pearse, arrived in WA in 1829.”

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