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20 Osborne Road cnr Canning Highway

Heritage Council:
Woodlawn was constructed for Samuel Paul Saphir, of G. & R. Wills & Co., and his wife, Mary Tremayne Saphir; then occupied and subsequently purchased and occupied by Earnest Allnutt of D. & J. Fowler Limited, and his wife, Marion (nee Fowler) and their family from 1898-99 to 1914.
It was bought and occupied by Herbert Locke, furniture manufacturer, and Mayor and Councillor of East Fremantle, and his wife, Ann Rachel, and their family, who owned and resided at the place from 1914 to 1978.
Woodlawn demonstrates the fine achievement of a design in the Federation Queen Anne style, and is distinguished by the quality of the stonework. The mature gardens, nurtured over more than 60 years by the Locke family, provide a significant garden setting for the residence. Heritage Council assessment.

Woodlawn is a single storey residence, constructed of stone and iron, in the Federation Queen Anne style set, in a lush garden landscape. It has rarity value in the metropolitan context, particularly in areas south of the Swan River, as a substantial example of a residence in the Federation Queen Anne style, set in grounds that approach their original size and contain elements of the original and early landscape.

Photograph 2010 by Paula Nelson, Heritage Council

References and Links

Heritage Council assessment.

Heritage and Conservation Professionals, Woodlawn, 208/210 Canning Highway, East Fremantle: report assessing the impact of proposed road widening and subdivision on the heritage significance of the place.

Garry Gillard | New: 28 December, 2014 | Now: 5 September, 2022