52 Allen Street

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ARCHITECTURE

No 52 Allen Street is a single storey house constructed in rendered brick with a hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof. It is an expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a thrust gable bay and a full width, return verandah. The verandah is set on turned timber posts with a simple timber frieze. The front elevation is dominated by a half-timbered gable over a bay window. The remainder of the house is arranged in a receding plan from the gable bay. There is an offset entry door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and another door and hopper light. There are rendered quoins and the brickwork has been rendered.

HISTORY

1933 -The funeral of the late Mr. Edward James Hewitt, of 52 Allen-street, East Fremantle, and of the Fremantle Municipal Tramways, took place in the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends… Deceased was born in London 66 years ago, and came to this State in 1907, and, for the past 26 years, was employed by the Fremantle Municipal Tramways Board. The cortege moved from the private mortuary of Horace L. Green, High-street. Fremantle, the hearse being heavily laden with beautiful floral tributes. Employees of the Fremantle Municipal Tramways Board preceded the cortege to Parry-street, and from the cemetery gates to the graveside. The late Mr. Hewitt leaves a widow, one daughter, one step-daughter and one step-son to mourn their loss. The chief mourners were Mrs. Marian Hewitt (widow), Joyce (daughter), Mrs. T. D. Bruning (step-daughter), Mr. George Balston (step-son), Mr. T. D. Bruning (son-in-law)... (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1915 - 1920: Ward, Sydney L.

1921 - 1930: Evans, Ernest A.

1931 - 1932: Kemp, Frank

1933 - 1934: Hewitt, Edward J.

1934 - 1935: Hewitt, Mrs Marion & Bruning, T. D.

1935 - 1938: Smith, James W.

1938 - 1941: Steven, John B. (medical practitioner) & Kidd, Mrs A.

1941 - 1942: Vacant

1942 - 1946: Jones, Mrs Lily M.

1947 - 1949: Hurst, John

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