Richard Rennie (1870-1936) was a builder, who came to WA from Victoria in 1896. He was on the Town Council 1925-1936, and the Tramways Board, and also that of the Union Stores. He built: Central Chambers, 1906, 61-63 High St; the Tramways building; Owston's Building, 1903, 9-23 High St; the National Hotel, 1895; five of the goods sheds on the wharf; Manning's Chambers, 1906, including the Majestic Theatre; the National Bank, 1887; part of Beaconsfield Primary; the Bushells factory; and four houses between Stirling and Ord Sts. He also rebuilt the Swan Hotel, and completed the War Memorial in 1928. He was buried in the Anglican section of Fremantle Cemetery. Rennie Cresent is named after him.
Hutchison, David 2006, Fremantle Walks, FACP: 199.
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