5 Alcester Street

5 Alcester Street (map)


Federation Bungalow

No. 5 Alcester Street is a single-storey house constructed in random course limestone and brick, with a hipped and gabled, corrugated-iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. It is asymmetrically composed with a thrust gable bay and a part-width, skillion-roofed verandah. A garage has been added to the west of the house. The verandah spans between the gable bay and garage and is supported by timber posts. The gable bay features a window under a sunhood. The window is a double-hung sash window flanked by sidelights. There is a central door and hopper-light, flanked by another door. Walls are random course limestone with brick quoins. The gable is laid in brick stretcher bond. 

The place retains its form and most of its details and is consistent with the building pattern in the Precinct. It plays an important role in the pattern of development of a middle-class suburb.


John Bevan (b 1871 Wales-1955) worked as a cleaner then as a fireman and driver for the Fremantle train. John married Mary Ann Norton (1893-1980) in 1895. Children: Alice ( 1896), Edith Ida (1899), Linda (1901), William (1902)


1909 - 1913: Bevan, John

1914: Bevan, John E.

1915: Phillips, Charles P.

1916: Nagel, Michi P.

1917: Allen, William G.

1918 - 1919: Brown, Mrs. Dagny

1920 - 1921: Brown, Oscar W.

1922 - 1925: Porter, Lambert

1926: Vacant

1927: Simpson, Walter & Robinson, Reginald

1928: Elliott, Mrs. Dolly

1929 - 1935: Brown, Mrs. S.

1936 - 1949: Brown, Charles