61 King Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Federation / Domestic Carpenter

No. 61 (previously was no. 121) King Street is a single storey cottage constructed in timber framing and weatherboard cladding with a hipped corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style with later modifications. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by single pane double hung sash windows. The facade features a full width bullnosed verandah supported on turned timber posts over a timber floor. 

HISTORY

1923 Death - On October 20, at his late residence, 121 King-street, East Fremantle, Frederick C. O. Grosser, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth and fond father of Ernest, Frederick, William, Alfred, Adela, and Oswald; aged 72 years. A sufferer at rest. (reference)

1926 Funeral - The Friends of the late Mr. Frederick Samuel Grosser, master butcher, of George-street, East Fremantle, loving son of Mrs. and the late Mr. G. Grosser, and fond brother of Ernest, William, Alfred, Oswald, and Adela (Mrs. H. L. Yewers, of Morowa), and son-in-law Mrs. S. Bentick, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Presbyterian portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of his mother, 121 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1931 As he was riding a bicycle along Adelaide-street, Fremantle, about 7 o'clock on Saturday morning, Henry Grosser (30) of King-street, East Fremantle, collided with a stationary delivery cart and was thrown to the road. He sustained head injuries and was taken to the Fremantle Hospital in a private motor car. After treatment he was allowed to leave. (reference)

1932 Death - On August 1, at her residence, 121 King-street East Fremantle, Elizabeth Grosser, beloved mother of Adela (Morawa), Ernest (Busselton), William (East Fremantle), Alfred and Oswald (York); aged 77 years. (reference)

1943 The engagement is announced of Roma Hilda, only daughter of Mr and Mrs J. O’Byrne, of 33 Hubble-street, East Fremantle, to Victor Jack French, eldest son of Mrs H. French, of 61 King-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1916 - 1918: Grosser, William H.

1919 - 1925: Grosser, Ernest G.

1926 - 1932: Grosser, Mrs. L.

1933 - 1934: Vacant

1935 - 1936: Armstrong, Mrs. C.

1936 - 1938: Kjellgren, Walter A.

1938 - 1945: French, Mrs. Etty

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