91 Duke Street

91 Duke Street (map)


Federation Terrace with Free Classical / Gothic influences

No. 89 - 91 (previously was no. 189 - 191) Duke Street is a duplex constructed in brick with gabled corrugated iron roofs behind a parapet. The parapet wall spans across both residences and steps up to a rounded pediment with a cartouche. It is a fine expression of the Federation Free Classical style applied to a duplex. The front elevation is symmetrically planned and divided by a brick partition wall. The pair has matching bull-nose roof verandahs supported on timber posts with lacework under the verandah beam.

The place is consistent with the pattern of development of Plympton and plays an important role in the pattern of development of a working class suburb.


1947 'Was Tempted' A young father of five children faced a stealing charge in Fremantle Police Court today. He said that he was struggling to make ends meet and had "yielded to the temptation of getting a load of firewood for nothing. It was more stupidity than anything else," he added. Woodcarter Gordon David Hadwiger (26), of Duke Street, East Fremantle, was bound over on his own bond of £5 to be of good behaviour for six months. He admitted having, at South Coogee during the three months before August 20, stolen firewood worth £3, the property of Louis Walter Valle. (reference)

1957 Maria Pasqua Bedola arrived Fremantle per Oceania 8 September 1951. Listed living at 91 Duke St in 1957 when given naturalisation. (reference) Her son Giacomo was living next door - see history of no 89 Duke St.

BUILDERS: Wanted, price for connecting troughs and repairing washhouses at 89 and 91 Duke-st, East Fremantle. Apply on premises. (reference)


1909 - 1911: Cox, William

1912 - 1914: Hogan, Daniel J.

1915: Farmilo, Mrs J.

1916: Jones, W.

1917 - 1918: Jones, W. & Jonathon R.

1919: Vacant

1920: Priest

1921 - 1922: Albert, Reginald

1923 - 1924: Halfpenny, Thomas

1925: Wright

1926: Goerk, George

1927 - 1932: Halfpenny, George

1933 - 1940: Back, E. G.

1941 - 1942: Plummer, Bernard L.

1943 - 1949: Hadwiger, Mrs C.

1957- Maria Bedola