78 Fortescue Street

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ARCHITECTURE

Late Interwar, Bungalow w Spanish Mission Influences

No 78 Fortescue Street is a single storey house constructed in rendered brick with a hipped decramastic tiled roof. It is an expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style with some Spanish Mission features. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with an offset hip roofed entry porch. The porch is carried on arches that are supported on piers. There is a central door flanked by casement windows. The front elevation features casement windows.

HISTORY

1915 SHIPPING -The following passengers arrived at Fremantle last-night by the s.s. Dimboola from Melbourne:W. J. Bailey...(Reference)

1944 To Mr and Mrs John Bailey, 78 Fortescue-street. East Fremantle. On October 10 at Woodside Hospital—a daughter. Both well. (Reference)

1946 To the Licensing Court for the district of Fremantle in Western Australia- I, Walter John Bailey, now residing at 78 Fortescue Street, East Fremantle..., do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the next quarterly sitting of the Licensing Court for the said district for a Gallon licence for the premises which I now occupy situated at Lot 546, Rockingham Road, Spearwood, which premises are not now licensed.(Reference)

1946. Merchant Applies for Licence.The Bench also reserved its decision sine die in respect of an application by Walter John Bailey, store keeper, of Rockingham-road, Spearwood, for a gallon licence. The applicant, for whom Mr. N. De B. Cullen appeared, gave evidence that there were about 1,000 persons in the district that he served and that the nearest hotel was three miles away. He had had numerous requests from customers to obtain a licence. The application was opposed by Inspector Anderson on the grounds that the premises were unsuitable for the sale of liquor and that the reasonable requirements of the district did not justify the granting of a licence. (Reference)

1947 Wanted- Girl. Just left school, assist light house work, part time or full. Apply 78 Fortescue-st. East Fremantle.(Reference)

RESIDENTS

1937: New House Vacant

1938 - 1949: Bailey, Walter J.

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