82 Duke Street

82 Duke Street (map)

Architecture

Federation Georgian Bungalow

No. 82 (previously was no. 176) Duke Street is a single-storey house constructed in brick with a hipped ‘M’ format corrugated iron roof. It is a simple expression of the Federation Bungalow style. The facade features a full-width skillion roofed verandah on timber posts with post brackets. 

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.

History

1938 “The Kitchen and bathroom of a residence at 176 Duke-street, East Fremantle, were completely destroyed by fire shortly after noon today. The house, owned and occupied by William Henry Hames, and his wife, was uninsured. When the Fremantle fire brigade arrived a few minutes after noon the weatherboard back verandah, where the kitchen and bath-room were situated, was burning fiercely. Running out a line of hose, the brigade soon had the fire under control and saved the four brick rooms. It is thought that the blaze may have been caused by a spark from the kitchen stove. The occupants, an elderly couple, went into Fremantle about 10 a.m. today and were both absent when the fire occurred, Mrs. Hames returning home alone after it had been extinguished. Her husband had gone to the interstate football. (reference)

1941 Etta Cathryn, of 82 Duke-street,East Fremantle, eldest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. Henry Grant, to Jack, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Gillham, Forrest-street East Fremantle. (reference)

1943 Death, on March 13, at Leighton (as result of an accident), Etta, dearly beloved wife of Jack Gillham, of Duke-street, East Fremantle, dearly beloved daughter of Mrs Mary and the late Henry Grant (East Fremantle), loved pal of Chris, Ronald and Gloria, fond daughter-in-law of Mr and Mrs G. Gillham, Fremantle East, fond sister-in-law of Sheila Grant, Alf and Gwen Gillham (East FremantIe), and Connie and Jose Prosser (Palmyra); aged 25 years. (reference)

1943 The Friends of Mr William Henry Hames, of 82 Duke-street, East Fremantle, are respectfuIly informed that the remains of his late dearly beloved wife, Mahalah (Ala), will be interred in the Church of Christ portion of the Fremantle Cemetery. (reference)

RESIDENTS

1909 - 1922: Ockford, Thomas A.

1923 - 1949: Hames, William H.

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