Victoria Pavilion (Fremantle)

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Victoria Pavilion
Victoria Pavilion, Fremantle.JPG
Alternative namesFremantle Oval
General information
StatusHeritage listed
AddressParry Street
Town or cityFremantle
CountryAustralia
Current tenantsFremantle Football Club, South Fremantle Football Club
Groundbreaking25 June 1897
Opened6 November 1897
Cost£3650
ClientCity of Fremantle
OwnerCity of Fremantle
Other information
Seating typeTimber bench

Victoria Pavilion is a historic grandstand located on the western side of Fremantle Oval, in Fremantle, Western Australia.

In January 1897 local architect Frederick William Burwell won the competition held by the Fremantle Council for the design of a pavilion for Fremantle Oval. Burwell also designed the Central Chambers, Sail and Anchor Hotel, Fowler's Warehouse, Owston's Buildings and Marmion House.[1]

The foundation stone was laid on 25 June 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.[2] Built by Blackman Brothers at a cost of £3650, the pavilion was officially opened by Premier John Forrest on 6 November 1897.

The building is listed on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

References[edit]

Information from the City of Fremantle Interpretation Plaques and Panels Research Project was used as the basis of this article. This project was completed in May 2002 by historian Kristy Bizzaca, and is available by visiting the City of Fremantle's History Centre.

  1. ^ "Frederick W. Burwell" (PDF). Australian Institute of Architects. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Celebrating at Fremantle". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 June 1897. p. 6. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Fremantle Oval Grandstand, Fairbairn St, Fremantle, WA, Australia". Australian Heritage Database. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 2 December 2012.

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Coordinates: 32°03′22″S 115°45′00″E / 32.056°S 115.7501°E / -32.056; 115.7501