City Churches, Dundee

City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1411

This appears to be a copy of a painting/drawing of the churches with what would seem to be a market in the street in front of the churches. Some of the men are dressed in long-tailed coats with breeches and top hats.

In the drawing it is more noticeable that the four City Churches were actually separate churches under one roof. The churches were destroyed in a fire in 1841. They were rebuilt as they appear today. The Old Steeple, fortunately escaped the flames and is now one of Scotland's tallest surviving medieval church towers.

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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