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Richard Rennie

rennieRichard 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, and was a Rotarian. 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 Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial War Memorial on Monument Hill in 1928. He was buried in the Anglican section of Fremantle Cemetery. Rennie Cresent, Hilton, is named after him. He was partnership for a period with Herbert Abbott.

References and Links

Hutchison, David, Fremantle Walks.

lightandsound entry, whence the photo


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