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Bannister St

Bannister St is named after Capt Thomas Bannister (1799-1874) who arrived aboard the Atwick in 1829 and bought one of the first four allotments sold in Fremantle in September 1829 (Hitchcock: 15). The Bannister River and town of North Bannister are also named after him.

arthur e davies

Building of Arthur E. Davies & Co., funeral directors, in Market St, on the corner of Bannister St.

highamsbuilding

The last element of Higham's Buildings in Market St, the section on the corner of Bannister St, used to house the Palladium Theatre.

hougoumont

The Hougoumont Hotel took over the principal building left by the (second) Fremantle Club.

bannistersuites

Bannister Suites Boutique Hotel Accommodation, aka Quality Suites Fremantle, is directly across the road from the Hougoumont, at no. 22, in a new building.

grosvenorcellars

Bannister St Workshop started out as G.A. Davies wine store and stables. He called the premises Grosvenor Cellars. Later the building was transformed by John Dethridge and Brian Klopper into a workshop for craftspeople, despite the Wyola Club wanting to demolish the building. I'm guessing it will become yet another apartment building.

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