Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1068
This Alexander Wilson photograph shows the open space in Dundee which was called the Greenmarket, with Dock Street leading westwards to the left (the imposing back of Gilfillan Memorial Church can clearly be made out) and Shore Terrace to the right.
The building behind and to the left of the carnival ride is the Weigh House, which belonged to James Cowan jun., listed in the Dundee Directory as No. 23 Greenmarket. Just above the right of the ride, you can see the top of the Old Steeple.
The Crown Hotel, managed by Mrs E. Steel, is listed as No. 40 Greenmarket, No. 1 Shore Terrace. 'Dinners and teas served at the shortest notice' said one of the establishment's advertisements in the Dundee & Perth Saturday Post of 6th June 1857.
Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.