59 Duke Street

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Federation Cottage with Georgian Influences

No. 59 (previously was no. 137) Duke Street is a single-storey house constructed in random course limestone construction with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style that has been modified. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door flanked by windows. The facade features a full-width skillion roofed verandah on steel posts over a concrete floor. The stonework has rendered quoins around the openings. The windows flanking the front door have been modified.

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.


1934-1938 Joseph Humphrey Pengel (1904-1975) married Alice May Rowe in Perth in 1924. They had a son Joseph Keith (1924-1985)  and a daughter Merle. They lived at 59 Duke St (no 139) from 1934-1938 and then moved to  50 Duke Street, East Fremantle from 1937- 1949. See the article about Alice May Pengel in Notable People.

1938 Death - STRAWBRIDGE -At Fremantle Hospital, Elizabeth Jane, dearly beloved wife of Alexander Strawbridge, of Kintail-road, Applecross; loved mother of Les (Beaconsfield), Beryl (Mrs. A. Bean, Adelaide, S.A.), Grace (Mrs. S. B. Stone,Kwolyin), Alex (Newdegate) Ralph (Shenton Park) and Allan and Douglas (Wembley); aged 65 years. (reference)

1951 For sale, Cockerels, 59 Duke st., East Fremantle. (reference)

1953 19th WED. ANNIVERSARY. The sons of MR. and MRS. D. Baxter, of 59 Duke-street, East Fremantle. have great pleasure in announcing the 19th Anniversary of their parents' Wedding, which took place at St. Peter's. East Fremantle, on Oct. 20, 1934. (reference)


1911 - 1912: Smith, Percy

1913: Tinnley, David

1914: Heath, Sidney J.

1915: Cottrill, Frank E.

1917: Goodall, Thomas

1918: McDonald, John

1919: Wright, John

1920: Strawbridge, Mrs Elizabeth J.

1921 - 1922: Styles, Mrs Mary J.

1923 - 1924: Jackson, Alexander

1925: Hill, Edward Patrick

1926: Edwards, Richard G.

1927 - 1932: Heal, William J.

1933 - 1934: King, Edward H.

1934 - 1938: Pengel, Mrs J.

1938 - 1953: Baxter, David

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