54 Duke Street

54 Duke Street (map)


Late Victorian / Early Federation / Georgian Domestic Carpenter style

No. 54 (previously was no. 128) Duke Street is a single-storey cottage in timber framed and jarrah weatherboard construction. The place has a hipped ‘M’ format corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a full-width bull-nosed roofed verandah on stop-chamfered posts. 

The place is consistent with the pattern of development in Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.


1921 Marriage at St. Peter's Memorial Chapel, Melbourne, James Lamont, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith of Duke-street. East Fremantle, to Fanny, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Barker, of Silas-street. East Fremantle. (reference)

1929 Marriage at Scots' Church, Fremantle, by the Rev. A. E. Brice, Peter Kennet, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Butterworth, of Greenock, Scotland, to Gladys Graham, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, of 128 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1935 BUTTERWORTH (nee Gladys Smith).—On June 29, at St. Helen's Private Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. P. Butterworth, 128 Duke-street, East Fremantle—a son (Bryce James). (reference)

1938 Car registration - no. 14864. P. Buttersworth. 128 Duke-street, East Fremantle. Plymouth sedan. (reference)


1909 - 1911: Smith, James

1912: Smith, James; Walter, Leece

1913 - 1929: Smith, James

1930 - 1932: Butterworth, Peter K.

1933 - 1949: Butterworth, Peter K.; Smith, James