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John Curtin High School Manual Arts

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Fremantle, South of the city | 2 comments

John Curtin High School Manual Arts

          John Curtin High School Manual Arts , (1943) 90 Ellen St,  Fremantle Constructed in 1943 to replace the Fremantle Technical School in South Terrace which had been taken over for defence purposes in 1941. The oval is on the site of the old Skinner St Cemetery which had been established in 1852. The broken headstones were transferred to Fremantle Cemetery in Carrington St in the 1930’s. This elegant building is typical of the new style of architecture (Functionalist) for education, good to look at but...

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Fremantle Biscuit Factory Apartments

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Fremantle, South of the city | 2 comments

Fremantle Biscuit Factory Apartments

 Fremantle Biscuit Factory Apartments (Former Arnotts Mills and Wares Biscuit factory) corner of South Terrace and Jenkin St, South Fremantle. (1930’s) Imposingly situated on the corner of South Terrace and Jenkin St,  as it is now known was built in 1898, and the Industrial Art Deco frontage was built in the 1930’s. It was built by William Mills and Henry Ware as the Mill’s and Ware’s Biscuit factory and later Arnott’s was an integral part of the history of Fremantle for over a hundred years....

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Beacon Theatre

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Fremantle, South of the city, WA Art Deco Feature | 1 comment

Beacon Theatre

  Beacon Theatre  (1937) corner of Hampton Rd and Wray Avenue, South Fremantle.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Architect : Samuel Rosenthal, a pioneering cinema architect.  It is one of the first cinemas to incorporate the Streamlined Moderne style . It also incorporates the strong vertical and horizontal elements with triple banding and geometric curves to enhance its...

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Christian Science Church

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Fremantle, South of the city | 0 comments

Christian Science Church

              Christian Science Church, corner of Canning Highway and East St, East Fremantle. (1940) This small building  of sparse style of geometric balance and clean lines, with Art Deco features such as the curved corner and narrow vertical line of glass block windows. The small window is shaded by a bookshelf type eyebrow sill with stepped  supports on either side. The eyebrow feature of Art Deco buildings shaded the windows therefore keeping the interior cooler. There is a windowless west wall for...

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Houses cnr Dalgety and Fletcher Sts, East Fremantle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in East Fremantle, South of the city | 0 comments

Houses cnr Dalgety and Fletcher Sts, East Fremantle

  Houses cnr Dalgety and Fletcher Sts, East Fremantle 2 private residences on the corner of Dalgety and Fletcher Sts, East Fremantle. 52 Dalgety Street demonstrates a Spanish Mission/Dutch gable styled parapet which surmounts a rounded concrete canopy supported by octagonal...

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178 Preston Point Rd, East Fremantle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in East Fremantle, South of the city | 0 comments

178 Preston Point Rd, East Fremantle

  178 Preston Point Rd East Fremantle (a private residence), next to the house  where Premier John Tonkin lived (that house has now been demolished).

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception, East Fremantle

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception, East Fremantle

      The Church of the Immaculate Conception  corner of  Preston Point Rd and Canning Hwy, East Fremantle ( 1939-1940 ) Architect: William Tracey of Cavanagh and Cavanagh A beautifully designed church in the Austerity Moderne Art Deco style. It features a grand entry portico with a vertical design in the downpipes. Around the body of the church are three  horizontal black bands at the top of the building and the featured inlaid vents in cruciform shapes enhance the otherwise imposing walls.        ...

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Phillip St East Fremantle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Fremantle, South of the city | 0 comments

Phillip St East Fremantle

19 Phillip St. A private dwelling.  A house in the Art Deco style , enhanced by a sympathetic...

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16 Phillip St East Fremantle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in East Fremantle, South of the city | 0 comments

16 Phillip St East Fremantle

  16 Phillip St, East Fremantle. A private dwelling. Ballustrading on verandah similar to style used by Horace Costello in his ballustrading and...

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15 Phillip St East Fremantle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in East Fremantle | 0 comments

15 Phillip St East Fremantle

  15 Phillip St, East Fremantle. A private...

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