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West Australian Chambers

Market Street, 1907

This building stood 1907-1971 between the Post Office and Princess Chambers, and was demolished in favour of an extension to the PO with a perfectly blank brick wall set back from the street.


Excerpt from Fremantle, the Fremantle Society newsletter, Special 2000, included for John Dowson's caption on the side

Fremantle Library photo no. 571 c. 1920: West Australian Chambers in Market Street was built c1907 and demolished for additions to the Fremantle Post Office in August 1971. The glass cases across the front displayed illustrations from the Western Mail, a weekly newspaper with a central picture section.

WA Chambers in the centre of the Market Streetscape, with the 1907 post office on the right and the 1897 Princess Chambers on its other side. Date of the photo unknown, but after 1905 because a tram is visible. (Note the different tower on the top of the National Hotel. It was destroyed by fire, and rebuilt.) Thanks to Michael Finn for allowing me to take a photo of the photo.


This is the building that replaced West Australian Chambers. ...

The sign on the synchronicitous van is ironical: "We create beautiful spaces".
The former Mama's Deli at 21 Market St is sadly For Lease.

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