6 Fortescue Street Woodside Baptist Church

6 Fortescue Street (map)

ARCHITECTURE

No. 6 Fortescue Street is a single-storey Woodside Baptist Church; constructed in painted brick and rendered brick, with a gabled, corrugated-iron roof. It is a fine expression of the Inter-War Gothic style. The front entrance is located via a small porch on the north elevation. Entry is from both the east and west sides. The porch features a pair of lancet windows facing the street. Beyond the porch the façade is divided by four buttresses. Above the front porch is a gable, which has an oval window and then a round vent. The nave is articulated with four bays and divided by a stepped front porch. There is a lance window in each bay.

HISTORY

1929 Wedding A pretty wedding- was solemnised on May 4 by Rev. Wiley at the Baptist Church, East Fremantle, when Dorothy Henderson, of East Barnet, Herts., England, was married to Mr. Sidney Harris, of Dalgety-street, East Fremantle. (reference)

1931 CHRISTMAS CANTATA On Tuesday at 8 p.m. the choir of the Woodside Baptist Church, East Fremantle, will render a Christmas cantata entitled 'The Manger and the Star.' The choir, which has been augmented, will consist of over 25 voices. There will be an address by the Rev. W. J. Wiley. Mr. Keith Day will be choirmaster and organist. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1920 - 1949: Baptist Church

1920 - 1929: Clarke, Miss. M.L.

1929: Mc Donald, Mrs. Mary

6 Fortescue Street East Fremantle

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