House number 13 in the Watergate was once the Burns Tavern but was converted in 1902 to become the Perth Night Shelter for Females by a charitable foundation set up around 1892. The Pullar family put up funding for this night shelter which provided shelter and a simple evening meal and breakfast for destitute women. Whilst at the shelter, its residents were preached to by a reader from the City Mission. By 1918 it became a paid-for lodging house and was finally wound up in 1952.

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