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Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

Central Wool Company Building, Fremantle Western Australia – Australian Heritage Sites
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking. The image was taken in April 2020.

The Central Wool Company building has been a warehouse and shops since 1880s. Since 2002 it has been owned by Notre Dame University and currently houses, in part the School of Medicine.

The building is described:

“The facade is a representative example of the commercial architectural style at the turn of the century, derived from Victorian precedents. The place is a fine, substantially intact example of a Federation Warehouse style building that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape. The facade is a critical element in the streetscape of Henry Street located as it is between two significant early buildings. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.”

Source: InHerit – Heritage Council – State Heritage Office
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

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Central Wool Company Building, Fremantle Western Australia – Australian Heritage Sites by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking. The image was taken in April 2020.

The Central Wool Company building has been a warehouse and shops since 1880s. Since 2002 it has been owned by Notre Dame University and currently houses, in part the School of Medicine.

The building is described:

“The facade is a representative example of the commercial architectural style at the turn of the century, derived from Victorian precedents. The place is a fine, substantially intact example of a Federation Warehouse style building that makes a significant contribution to the streetscape. The facade is a critical element in the streetscape of Henry Street located as it is between two significant early buildings. The place is of social significance as evidenced by its classification by the National Trust.”

Source: InHerit – Heritage Council – State Heritage Office
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Andrew,
As soon as I saw your Central Wool Company building I thought, "That's just like Farrindon Station". Not identical but cut from the same cloth.
Cheers
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew
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Andrew,
As soon as I saw your Central Wool Company building I thought, "That's just like Farrindon Station". Not identical but cut from the same cloth.
Cheers
Thanks for sharing the comparison.

Given the time and that architects either come from England or were strongly influenced by English architects I am not surprised. A lot of the architecture in Fremantle from this time is described with very English descriptors, such as "Victorian precedents".
 
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