66 Duke Street

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Late Victorian / Early Federation Villa with Queen Anne Influences

No. 66 (previously was no. 142) Duke Street is a single-storey house in random course limestone and brick construction with a hipped and gabled corrugated iron roof. A broken back roofed verandah spans part of the front facade.

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.


1911 GINGERBREAD: Put a cup of treacle, a quarter pound of butter and cup of milk into a saucepan. Put it on the fire, but do not boil. Stir till dissolved, then pour into a basin, into which has been sifted three cups of flour, a tablespoonful of ginger, a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda and a pinch of salt. Mix well; pour into a well-buttered, deep baking tin, and bake for about three-quarters of an hour. Mrs. Pridham, 142 Duke-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1916 Birth - On April 20, at 142 Duke-street East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. W. Pridham—a daughter. Both well. (reference)

1921 Birth - On December 7, at 142 Duke-street, East Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivo McKenzie Reid—a daughter (Shirley Louise). (reference)

1938 Death - On February 28, 1938, at his residence, Ballantrae, 142 Duke-street, East Fremantle, James Gilbert, beloved husband of Lillian Marshall, and loving father of Gilbert, Nell (Mrs. H. Woodruffe), William, Lillian, Hector, Leslie and Alan Marshall; aged 74 years. (reference)

1943 The Friends of the late Mr Philip John Clarkson, of 66 Duke-street, East Fremantle, are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred in the Methodist portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)


1910 - 1921: Pridham, Jason B.

1922: Reid, Ivo McKenzie

1923: Cooper, Mrs Elizabeth

1924 - 1926: Rankin, Harold

1927 - 1938: Marshall, Jason

1939 - 1942: Marshall, Mrs Lillian

1943 - 1949: Bennett, Phillip

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