City Churches, Dundee

City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1377

As can be seen in this photograph there was a horse cab rank situated on the road in front of Dundee's City Churches and Old Steeple. The City Churches and Old Steeple, which is more properly known as St Mary's Tower, have had a long and very interesting history.

A church has been on the site since the 12th century, the Old Steeple dates from the 15th century. The present churches were rebuilt in the 1840s after a devastating fire in January, 1841. Fortunately, the Old Steeple survived and is today one of the oldest church towers in Scotland.

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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