Streetwise: Symers Street

Name Plate

Symers Street, Downfield, commemorates Miss Helen Haliburton Symers, daughter of John Symers, agent of the British Linen Company Bank, who was a munificent benefactress of Dundee. To every philanthropic scheme in the City she contributed liberally, and initiated several charitable schemes which are now in full operation. She gave the site of the Arthurstone Branch Library, and took much interest in its progress. In 1899 she was made an Honorary Burgess of Dundee, in recognition of her benevolent gifts to Dundee. She died in November, 1906, in her 75th year.

Source: ‘Glimpses of Old and New Dundee’ – A.H. Millar, January 1925