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Hotel Fremantle

6 High St, 1899

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Hotel Fremantle, 6 High St, corner of Cliff St, lacking its corner turret and flagpole, like the P&O Hotel. This was designed by Wilkinson & Smith, and built in 1898-99 for Bacon Forrest Co., and a renovated version was the Kiwi headquarters for the Americas Cup defence in 1987. 'At that time application of a heavy surface coating masked the texture of the limestone and detail of the stucco mouldings'. (Hutchison: 100) A residence at the rear had been built for WD Moore in 1885. During WW2 it was set up as a hospital and operating theatre. It is now part of the NDU.

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Members of the family of George Fletcher Moore lived on the site of our hotel. ... Their home is still there; it nestles in the back of the old shape of the Fremantle Hotel. The Donnybrook stone building you see there today was added in the 1890s. (Smith 1999: 92)

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References and Links

Hutchison, David 2006, Fremantle Walks, Fremantle Arts Centre Press.

Smith, Alec 1999, 'Living in the Fremantle Hotel', Fremantle Studies, 1: 92-110.

Smith, Alec 2004, 'The boy from the West End', in Karen Lang & Jan Newman, Wharf Rats and Other Stories: 100 Years of Growing up in Fremantle, FPS: 110-119.


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