Morgan Academy, Dundee

Morgan Academy, Dundee - Ref: WC1480

Began in 1850 and completed in 1868, Morgan Hospital was founded by John Morgan, a returning nabob. His intention was to encourage the education of working class sons. The building was acquired by the School Board in 1889 and renamed Morgan Academy.

On the 21st March, 2001 the school suffered a devastating fire. Salvage work is currently underway and hopes are high that the frontage can be rebuilt with a modern school built in the rear. (2001)

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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