Barrett’s House, an integral part of the history of Perth’s Scotch College, has been interim listed on the State Register of Heritage Places.
The Federation Queen Anne style building has been the core element of the Scotch campus dating back to the early 1900s.
Heritage Minister John Castrilli said the interim listing was a momentous occasion due to the cultural history of the building.
“Barrett House continues to be highly valued by the school and its community,” Mr Castrilli said.
The Minister said the building had undergone extensive conservation and refurbishment works with funds raised through the Scotch College Centenary Appeal.
“This contribution has attributed to the excellent condition of the building and grounds and has resulted in the renaming of Barrett’s House to Collegian’s House,” he said.
“Its entry on the State Register of Heritage Places, means Barrett’s House will be recognised for its unique contribution to the development of Western Australia and its people.”
The building was originally constructed as a residence for the affluent Barrett family who wanted to establish their family home in the newly developing western suburbs.
In 1904, Barrett’s House was purchased for Scotch College and officially opened the following year by Sir John Forrest who wished the college a long success in its new quarters.
From 1905 to 1912, Barrett’s House became home to Scotch College’s longest serving headmaster, Peter C Anderson, who held the position from 1904-1945.
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