City Churches, South Side, Dundee

City Churches, South Side, Dundee - Ref: WC1872

St Mary's Tower, more popularly known as the Old Steeple, and the City Churches are among Dundee's best known landmarks. Suffering a turbulent history, the churches were destroyed by a devastating fire in 1841.

Fortunately, the Old Steeple survived and is now the highest surviving medieval church tower in Scotland. The churches were rebuilt. The Steeple underwent refurbishment in the late 1990s and has recently been reopened to the public.

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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