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East Fremantle

On the Swan River, East Fremantle is located directly to the east of the Fremantle traffic bridge, The name is derived from the area being simply east of the City of Fremantle. Main roads in the area include Canning Highway running east to Applecross, and Preston Point Road looping north then east. This locality obtained its current name in 1897. East Fremantle was created through the amalgamation of the former Fremantle suburbs of Plympton and Richmond


 
 
   
 
 

East Fremantle - Town Hall

The East Fremantle Town Hall on Canning Highway. The hall has three foundation stones. The first was laid by Sir John Forrest on October 21, 1899. The second by Mayoress Mrs M. L. Moss on the same date. The third by Mayor F. McDonald on Coronation Day August 11, 1902 celebrating the library and institute extensions. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL001

 

East Fremantle - Old Post Office

On Canning Highway in East Fremantle is Manera Antiques. In the old days this was the East Fremantle Post and Telegraph Office. It was constructed in 1898 as the Plympton Post Office and changed its name to East Fremantle the following year. June 2008. Photos Ref: EFTL002

 

East Fremantle - Old Cottage and Post Office

This old sandstone cottage faces Canning Highway. Beyond you can see the old Post Office. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL003

 

East Fremantle - Harbour Lights

This block of apartments (once called flats) is on the corner of Canning Highway & Angwin Street. The complex is called Harbour Lights and was probably constructed circa 1960's as budget rental accommodation. The proximity to Fremantle makes this place attractive living these days. Units in here now (late 2014) can change hands for up to $450,000. June 2008. Photos Ref: EFTL004

 

East Fremantle - Harbour Lights

Another angle of the Harbour Lights building, this time viewed from the eastern side. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL005

 

East Fremantle - Canning Highway Building

Canning Highway looking east. That fine brick building is on the corner of Glyde Street. It is a former row of old shops, indeed some are still used as shops today. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL006

 

East Fremantle - Canning Highway Building

Another view of the old shops on Canning Highway. These include numbers 31 and 33 Canning Highway. The shop on the far left is currently used by Electric Pictures, Film & Television Production. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL007

 

East Fremantle - Canning Highway Corner Shop

This fine old corner shop is on the corner of Canning Highway and Hubble Street. There is no trading here anymore. I suspect this is now a private residence. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL008

 

East Fremantle - Glanvilles Building

On the northern side of Canning Highway, across the road from the Hubble Street corner shop and the Glyde Street old shops, is the Glanvilles Building constructed in 1902. Mr Henry Charles Glanville was a chemist who owned the building and operated a pharmacy here from 1902 to 1946. The other ground floor shop in those days was occupied by Rummer and Sweet, tailors. Mr Norman Hitchcock of Melbourne designed the building. This is a private home now. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL009

 

East Fremantle - Infant Health Centre

Just about opposite the Tradewinds Hotel is this small brick building right on the edge of the Highway. This is now, and always has been, a Health Centre. The foundation stone was laid by Hon. E. Nulsen, Minister for Health, on December 17, 1959. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL010

 

East Fremantle - Catholic Church

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in the Parish of East Fremantle. This is on the corner of Canning Highway and Preston Point Road. The Foundation Stone was laid by the Archbishop of Perth, R. Prendiville, on August 11th, 1940. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL011

 

East Fremantle - Catholic Church Old Building

This old building appears to be within the compound of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, on Preston Point Road. It does not seem to be in use right now. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL012

 

East Fremantle - Former Masons Hall

On Canning Highway opposite the end of Gill Street is the former Masons Hall now used by The Complete Advantage Therapy Focus Group for children. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL013

 

East Fremantle - Tradewinds Hotel

This is the western side of the Tradewinds which faces Hubble Street. The hotel used to be called (Jack Sheedy's) Plympton Hotel. This photo features some of the original structure. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL014

 

East Fremantle - Tradewinds Hotel

The eastern side of the Tradewinds Hotel which faces Sewell Street. The hotel was significantly re-modelled and extended some 20-30 years ago. The liquor store on the corner has been there for decades but the accommodation units to the left were added in the extensions. Some houses on Sewell Street were bought and then demolished to make way for the extensions. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL015

 

East Fremantle - View to Rottnest

A climb up Angwin Street a little and this is a view through someone's front gate. You can see across the roofs to the Swan River, the Stirling Bridge, North Fremantle, the Indian Ocean complete with a few ships in Gage Roads, and then beyond to Rottnest Island. June 2008. Photos Ref: EFTL016

 

East Fremantle - Canning Highway

A view west along Canning Highway from the end of Angwin Street. From here the highway runs up to the Fremantle traffic and rail bridges and then ultimately into the City of Fremantle. June 2008. Photos Ref: EFTL017

 

East Fremantle - Old Brush Factory

At the eastern end of George Street on Duke Street is Lauder and Howard, Antique dealers. This building is a former brush factory and was built in 1901. The current owners (Lauder and Howard) were responsible for the fabulous restoration. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL018

 

East Fremantle - Royal George Hotel

At the eastern end of George Street is the Royal George Hotel which was built in 1902 and has been a distinctive landmark in East Fremantle ever since. The building was renovated in 1987 to be used as the Royal George Arts and Community Centre. In December 2014 the building appears to be boarded up and abandoned. Photo - December 2011. Photos Ref: EFTL019

 

East Fremantle - Royal George Hotel

Another view of the Royal George, this time looking east along it's southern facade. December 2011. Photos Ref: EFTL020

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Restaurant

On George Street at the Duke Street end. Here is an attractive looking restaurant. That small brick section looks like a former shop in its own right. Both buildings are now joined as one. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL021

 

East Fremantle - George Street

Very picturesque building on the now very trendy George Street. This area must be one of Perth's best kept secrets. George Street is alive with historic buildings many of which are now restaurants, art galleries, exclusive boutiques or handsome private homes. A transformation from the working class roots in the old Fremantle suburb of Plympton. It's well worth a visit. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL022

 

East Fremantle - George Street Restaurant

A restaurant on George Street. Traffic-wise it's very quiet in this area as many former access roads have been blocked off. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL023

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Young George

This building on George Street was constructed in 1905. It is the home to Young George Bar & Cafe. They also do pizza, wine and beer home deliveries in the area. About four year ago this was the Wine Liaisons store. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL024

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Houses

On George Street is this fine brace of old buildings. The one on the right was once a shop and it is heritage listed but the listing doesn't provide any historic details. Both are private houses now. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL025

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Former Shop

This former corner shop at 107 George Street is now a private home. This is on the corner of King Street. The shop and its neighbouring terraced cottages (running off to the left) were built in 1905. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL026

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Corner Shop

Another corner shop, very elegant and still being used as a shop. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL027

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Limones

Limones occupies the centre shop in the picture. This row of old shops would date back to the 1920's or earlier. There is an indecipherable ghost of a sign on the upper section of the building. You can still vaguely see "Peter's Ice Cream" on the overhang above a shop down the left. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL028

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Love Story

This building looks a bit old and a bit new. Two businesses are in here at present. Love Story on the right, and Cookie Dough on the left. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL029

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Vivante

This old shop is of 1883 vintage. It is now the home of Vivante Fashion and Accessories. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL030

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Hubbles Yard

Hubbles Yard on the corner of George and Hubble Streets. Above the door, etched in the wall, is the name Semple's. Hubbles Yard is a cafe of distinction. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL031

 

East Fremantle - George Street - King Terrace

An exquisite quartet of old cottages on the corner of George and King Streets. This is known as King Terrace. The cottages were build circa 1902. Each cottage has its name etched up above each - Daylesford, Glenlyon, Hepburn and Kyneton, all apparently named after gold rush towns in Victoria. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL032

 

East Fremantle - George Street - Iridescent Sea

Lovely old building on the corner of George and Hubble Streets. Iridescent Sea retails swimwear, beach fashions and accessories for discerning ladies. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL033

 

East Fremantle - George Street

A view back down George Street on the sunny winter Sunday afternoon. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL034

 

East Fremantle - Harbour Heights

These huge blocks of flats contrast somewhat with the rest of George Street. These were probably built in the 1960's when this part of the Fremantle environs was not so fashionable. Great location for all who live here now. It is called Harbour Heights. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL035

 

East Fremantle - Glyde Street Old Church

This is a private residence on Glyde Street and looks fabulous. The building started out as the Plympton Methodist Church and was later used as a Girl Guide's Hall. The owners have (since this picture) placed replica Foundation Stones on the front of the building. Both the original stones were laid on February 14th, 1900. One by Rev. C. E. Wheatley, and the other by Mrs E. J. Annear. August 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL036

 

East Fremantle - Hubble Street House

How about this for an interesting looking house on Hubble Street? November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL037

 

East Fremantle - Baptist Church

The recently renovated and extended Baptist Church on Canning Highway, East Fremantle, opposite the end of Walter Street. The Foundation Stone was laid by G. B. W. Filmer Esq., J.P., on October 30th, 1920. The Reverend F. Shiner was Pastor at that time. January 2016. Photos Ref: EFTL038

 

East Fremantle - Stirling Bridge

Standing under the old Fremantle traffic bridge looking along the banks of the Swan River in East Fremantle. Over there in the distance is the much newer Stirling Bridge which these days extends Stirling Highway. September 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL039

 

East Fremantle - Stirling Bridge

A pleasant view along the blue Swan River waters, looking past some people trying their luck at fishing, and then on east to the Stirling Bridge. September 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL040

 

East Fremantle - Left Bank Bar & Cafe

On Riverside Road is the Left Bank Bar, Cafe & Restaurant. Years I ago I seem to recall seeing this building as a rather derelict old home which stood that way for a long time. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL041

 

East Fremantle - Red Herring

Again on Riverside Road here is The Red Herring Restaurant. These premises were once known as the Oyster Beds. December 2014. Photos Ref: EFTL042

 

East Fremantle - Stirling Bridge

Cruising along the Swan River through East Fremantle on our Captain Cook boat. We're heading west towards Fremantle and we're nearly up to the Stirling Bridge. The water is somewhat discoloured because of dredging in the port has stirred up river sediment. October 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL043

 

East Fremantle - Fremantle Traffic Bridge

Further along the Swan River through East Fremantle we're coming up to the old Fremantle Traffic Bridge. Beyond this bridge is the Port of Fremantle. October 2010. Photos Ref: EFTL044

 

East Fremantle - Richmond Raceway

Adjacent to Marmion Avenue is the preserved main gate of the old Richmond trotting track. The track operated from 1928 and 1991 and was later re-developed with most of the land sold for housing. This gateway is in Marjorie Green Park. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL045

 

East Fremantle - Richmond Raceway

Over on what was the eastern side of the Richmond trotting track, this gateway has also been preserved. It is located in the George Booth Park. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL046

 

East Fremantle - Richmond Raceway

in what was the centre of the former Richmond Raceway is a park. On the northern boundary of the park is this sculpture commemorating trotting in the district. The sculpture was opened in 2000 and was created under the direction of Vittoria Ulinovich. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL047

 

East Fremantle - Football Oval

East Fremantle Football ground. This is the main entrance to the club rooms and the football administration section. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL048

 

East Fremantle - Football Oval

East Fremantle Oval also known as Shark Park. Blue and white seats for members of course. Seating shown is in the William "Nipper" Truscott Stand. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL049

 

East Fremantle - Football Oval

A view across part of the playing area of East Fremantle Oval taking in a section of the stand to the north of the main grandstand. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL050

 

East Fremantle - Football Oval

The Shark Pit. A bar under the main grandstand in East Fremantle Oval. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL051

 

East Fremantle - Primary School

The East Fremantle Primary School located on the western section of Marmion Avenue. The school was established in 1898 and is largely made of local sandstone blocks. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL052

 

East Fremantle - Primary School

The East Fremantle Primary School. Here is another section. A very smart looking sandstone two-storey structure. The school enrols 4 to 12 year-olds. November 2013. Photos Ref: EFTL053


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