Outram Street, West Perth

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Outram Street
Western Australia
General information
Type Street
Length 750 m (0.5 mi)[1]
Major junctions
South end Kings Park Road
 
North end Wellington Street (State Route 65)
Location(s)
Suburb(s) West Perth

Outram Street is a 750-metre-long (0.5 mi)[1] street, named after Sir James Outram, in West Perth.[2]

Location[edit]

The street runs parallel to Colin Street (which is further to the east and closer to the CBD), from Kings Park Road to Wellington Street.[1]

History[edit]

For a significant part of the early twentieth century, wealthy merchants and politicians had family homes in the street.[3][4] Some of the significant structures from that era remain intact, but with different uses.[5]

By the late 1930s the development of blocks of flats and apartments were beginning to change the landscape of Outram Street and West Perth.[6]

In the transition from residential suburb to concentrated office accommodation, values of land have made it a significant location adjacent to the Perth CBD.[7][8]

Heritage value[edit]

Some of the structures like the Outram Street Terraces (number 74-82)[9] have been on the Interim Heritage Register since 2000.

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian roads portal

Notes[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Google (3 January 2014). "Outram Street, West Perth" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "PERTH NAMES.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 21 January 1939. p. 5. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "PERTHS BEAUTIFUL HOMES.". The Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 30 July 1922. p. 17. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "PERTH'S BEAUTIFUL HOMES.". The Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 February 1922. p. 17. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Dease Studios; HRRC (1905), Weetalabah, residence of Dr E. J. A. Haynes, corner of Hay and Outram Streets, West Perth [picture], retrieved 4 January 2014 
  6. ^ "No Title". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 April 1939. p. 8. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "The West Australian: West Perth in demand", Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, Financial Times Ltd, 25 September 2002, retrieved 3 January 2014 
  8. ^ "Outram Street offices tipped to fetch $A10m", Australasian Business Intelligence, COMTEX News Network, Inc, 16 December 2003, ISSN 1320-6680 
  9. ^ Also known as Kent Villa, Heimath, Echuca, and Wainera – see http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/34313/20060325-0000/www.heritage.wa.gov.au/register/PDF_Files/O%20Reg/Outram%20St%20Tces%20%28I%29.pdf