4 East Street

4 East Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

Late Victorian / Early Federation / Domestic Carpenter

No. 2 (previously was no. 14) East street is a duplex constructed in timber framing and jarrah weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a good expression of the Federation Bungalow style applied to a duplex. The facade features a skillion roofed verandah on timber posts. The verandah extends the full width of the house with a frieze at the tops of the posts. The adjoining 8-10 East Street residences are identical.

HISTORY

1910 WAS SHE KISSED? THE MARRIED WOMAN AND THE MARRIED MAN ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION. A natty little woman named Emma Farrant stepped into the box at the Fremantle Police Court this morning, and before Mr. E. P. Dowley, pleaded not guilty to having, on Saturday last, solicited for the purposes of prostitution. She bore the remains of youthful winsomeness, and was dressed in black, save a light scarlet scarf, thrown round her neck. Constable Richardson stated that he saw accused accosting men in South Terrace, on Saturday afternoon last, and she proceeded up Henderson street with one of them. Voice from the body of the court: 'Here's a particular friend of mine. He was the one who was talking to her… read the rest of the story here (reference)

RESIDENTS

1907: Ryan, S.

1909: Farrant, Walter.

1912: Myers,Harry.

1913: Ebbs, William.

1914: Holtz, Rudolph.

1915: Schroder, William.

1916 - 1937: Groves, Henry.

1937 - 1938: Groves, Mrs Jessica.

1938 - 1949: Bird, Charles.

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