City Churches, Dundee

City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1442

There has been a church on this site in Dundee since the 12th century when David, Earl of Huntingdon founded the first St Mary's Church. This original church was destroyed in 1303. Eventually rebuilt the churches have endured a turbulent, interesting history.

In this photograph of the City Churches, the magnificent windows of St Mary's Church can be seen. Rebuilt after the devastating fire of January,1841, the Churches and Old Steeple remain today familiar landmarks in Dundee.

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.

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