65 Fortescue Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Inter-War, Diagonal Plan Porch House Bungalow

No 65 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. It is a fine expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a gable thrust bay and a part width broken back and gabled roofed verandah. The verandah is supported on Tuscan columns set on piers. A rendered balustrade spans between the piers. The verandah terminates at a gabled thrust bay. The thrust bay features a set of casement windows under a tiled awning. There is a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and casement windows. The brickwork features rendered string courses. The roofscape features brick chimneys and finials.

HISTORY

1934 The engagement is announced of Myrtle Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Nicoll, of 65 Fortescue-street, East Fremantle, to Henry Charles, only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Henry Penny, of Korrawilla, Green Hills. (Reference)

1937 The engagement is announced of Myrtle Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Nicoll, of 65 Fortescue-street. East Fremantle, to Bruce, second son of Mr. and the late Mrs. E. G. Exley, of 44 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (Reference)

1942 Death- On November 18, at Fremantle Hospital, Alexander dearly beloved husband of Hilda Nicoll, of 65 Fortescue-street, East Fremantle, and loving father of Bob (WAGR), Myrtle (Mrs B. Exley), Mabel (Mrs R. McIntosh), Heather and Stan: aged 57 years (Reference)

1942 Funeral -The Friends of the late Mr Alexander Nicoll, of 65 Fortescue-street, East Fremantle, late of the WA Government Railways. Fremantle, and formerly of the 44th Battalion, AlF, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred In the Church of England portion of the Fremantle Cemetery...(Reference)

1946 WANTED FOR RENT. STABLING for greengrocer's horse and vehIcle, near Perth or Fremantle. State rental and if accommodation available adjacent for owner O'Brien, 65 Fortescue-st., East Fremantle. (Reference)

1949 For Sale -OLDSMOBILE Sedan, 1936. Good order and appearance, outright sale or exchange on tip truck. Bovell, 65 Fortescue-st., East Fremantle. (Reference)

1953 FOUND straying, East Fremantle, Pom. cross Dog, cream, Apply 65 Fortescue-st. (Reference)

RESIDENTS

1933 - 1943: Nicoll, Alex

1944 - 1949: Nicholl, Mrs. Hilda

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