Vincent St 104, North Perth
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Construction

Constructed from 1930

This two storey building contains four flats, two up and two down. It has a symmetrical façade with a pedimented entry tower featuring a Moderne front entry with a tall arched leadlight window on the upper floor. The name PARKSIDE is formed in relief above the window within the capped and corbelled pediment. The walls are of white render with a formal composition of door and window openings, protected by awnings on the upper level. The principal façade has a two storey loggia with the lower level functioning as an open verandah and the upper balcony enclosed enabling it to function as balcony or plein air sleeping area. The front garden behind a low brick wall, has a number of mature plantings that obscure the vistas of the place to and from Hyde Park on the opposite side of the road. None apparent

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Architecture

Parkside is an exemplar of the Interwar Mediterranean style of flats, which is one of the most sophisticated designs of its style and period, with a formality and exactness of detail that is noteworthy.

Residence

1935-1936: new flats (no residents listed)
1936-1938: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
Clarence G Kenworthy(flat two)
1938-1939: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
Jonathon Wade(flat two)
R Musgrove(flat three)
H Schruth(flat four)
1939-1940: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
John L Graham(flat two)
R Musgrove(flat three)
H Schruth(flat four)
1940-1942: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
John L Graham(flat two)
A M Williams(flat three)
1942-1944: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
John L Graham(flat two)
Jason Kingston(flat three)
Robert Taylor(flat four)
1945-1946: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
John L Graham(flat two)
Geoffrey J Featherstone(flat three)
Jonathon A Taylor(flat four)
1947-1949: Mrs D De Pedro(flat one)
John L Graham(flat two)
William Cox(flat three)
Jack S Graham(flat four)

Social History

The Wises Post Office Directories first list the block of flats in 1935 as 'new flats' indicating that they were constructed at that time. In 1939 the block of four flats were occupied by Mrs de Pedro at unit 1; Mr John Graham at unit 2; Mr R Musgrove at unit 3 and Mr H Schruth at unit. 4. In 1945 the residents at units 1 and 2 remain the same with Mr Geoff Featherstone at unit 3 and Mr John Taylor at unit 3. In 1949, the last year of the Directories Mrs de Pedro remains the occupant at unit 1; Mr Robert Graham is at unit 2, Mr William Cox at unit 3 and Mr Jack Graham at unit 4. A Building Licence was issued to Mrs de Pedro in 1935 for the construction of the block of flats. A survey of The Wises Post Office Directories and the City of Perth Building Licences indicate that Mrs de Pedro resided and owned the property next door at No. 106 prior to the construction of the flats, suggesting that the land comprising No. 106 Vincent Street included the land at No. 104 Vincent Street prior to the construction of the flats. In 2005 the owners of the 'Parkside Flats' were awarded first place in the Town of Vincent Building Design and Conservation Awards for conservation works undertaken on the property that demonstrated sound conservation and heritage management principles.

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Research Links

Heritage Council of WA : http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Public/Inventory/PrintSingleRecord/7cbb2b96-eb6c-411a-afbc-fd49893f9dca
City of Vincent Heritage list: http://vincentheritage.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CURRENT-MHI-list.pdf
Notice of new car on the road-37820, H. F. Schruth, 104. Vincent-St.,N. Perth, Chevrolet sedan -listed 5 May 1938
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/41682510?searchTerm=%22104%20vincent%20st%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=

Marriage 1942-Graham:https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47188207?searchTerm=%22104%20vincent%20street%22%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&searchLimits=sortby=dateAsc|||l-state=Western+Australia

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