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Town Lot 415

High Street, north side, between Pakenham to Market Street

The earliest owner of Lot 415 recorded by Hitchcock (1929) was Robert Hapgood.

At the end of 2022, by my own rough estimation, using Google Maps and streetview, Lot 415 is occupied, regrettably, by the Palace Arcade pinball joint and bar in the worst building in Fremantle.

Hitchcock 1919, describing the situation as he recalled it was in 1869:
Next to the Era office was the National Bank, occupying portion of the block [lot 416] on which the National Hotel now stands. It was the only bank operating in Fremantle at that time, and its staff consisted of two – R.M. Sutherland, manager, and W.F. Samson, cashier – the latter being succeeded by A. F. Durlacher (now in England), who afterwards became a member of the firm of W.D. Moore and Co., whilst Mr. Samson (now deceased) became head of the firm of L. Samson and Son.
On the corner of High and Market streets [lot 416] was a diminutive shop kept by A.M. Josephson, who commenced as an itinerant pedlar of haberdashery, etc., and afterwards made a lot of money in buying and selling pearls. Eventually he became a very wealthy man, and died in England some years ago.

References and Links

Hitchcock, J.K. 1919, 'Early Days of Fremantle: High Street 50 Years Ago'Fremantle Times, one of a series of articles on 'Early Days of Fremantle' publ. 21 March - 20 June 1919.

Fremantle History Centre. Look for the PDFs called:
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1829-1837
Purchasers of Fremantle Town Lots 1855-1879


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