City Churches, Dundee

City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1414

This photograph shows the Old Steeple viewed from Nethergate at the bottom of South Lindsay Street Dundee. The Old Steeple was restored in 1872 by Sir George Gilbert Scott at a cost of £8,780. The money being raised from subscriptions from Dundee inhabitants and the Common Good Fund of Dundee.

In South Lindsay Street are the shops of Birnies Scientific Maker (a pair of spectacles used as an advertisement over the door) and John Kirk, Boot Manufacturer and General Merchant. Tram lines are shown in the Nethergate.

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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