78 Allen Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Aesthetic & Representative

No 78 Allen Street is a single storey house constructed in tuck pointed brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. It is a fine expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The front elevation is symmetrically planned with a central door and hopper light flanked by sidelights and sets of three casement windows. The facade features a full width skillion roofed verandah. The verandah is set on timber posts supported on brick piers. The roofscape features a pair of render capped chimneys.

HISTORY

1933 NEW SHOP ASSISTANTS’ UNION ORGANISER, At the elections held by the Shop Assistants' Union for the election three organisers, the present officials, Messrs. H. Backshall and A. Levey, were elected, and Mr. Fred. Mann's place who retired to take over the secretaryship of the Fremantle Trades Hall, was won by Mr. H. P Jensen. The new organiser, who will be in charge of the Fremantle district, has been a delegate from his union on the Fremantle District Council of the A.L.P. for the past 2 ½ years. He has been a member of the Board of Control of the union for three years, and a member of the union for nearly nine years. Mr. Jensen is 24 years of age, and was born at Leederville. Harry has been a very active member of his union, and is very popular with the rank and file. He has made a splendid impression on delegates of the A.L.P. Council, and with youth, enthusiasm and ability to back him will be a welcome adjunct to the Labor movement at the port. (reference)

1938 - Funeral- The Friends of the late Mrs. Alice Woodhead, of 78 Allen-street. East Fremantle. widow of the late George Woodhead, loved mother of Thomas,  Alice (Mrs. Devic, Geralton) and Elsie (Mrs. Dines) will be interred in the Methodist portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (Reference)

1938 The following nominations for officers of the ALP State Executive were received: President: P. J. Mooney... Disputes Committee: G. P. Foley, F. Mann, F. Sclmaars, H. P. Jensen, O. Cook, R. Thornett, J. Smith, E. (reference)

1941 NEW UNION ORGANISER- Mr. Dave Woods, former prominent footballer, has been elected Fremantle organiser of the Shop Assistants and Warehouse Employees' Union.He started his new duties today in succession to Mr. H. P. Jensen, who resigned to take over the managership of a hotel. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1929 - 1938: Dines, William W.

1938 - 1939: Jensen, Hans P.

1939 - 1949: Dines, Mrs E.



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