Shore Terrace, Dundee - Ref: WC0602
This photograph shows the western section of Dundee's Shore Terrace which runs parallel to and alongside Dock Street as it moves across the north side of Earl Grey Dock.
It must have been taken before 1887, for that is the last time David L. Black, painter and paperhanger, is listed at No. 9 Shore Terrace n the Dundee Directory. He lived nextdoor to his shop, above the offices of various commissioning agents.
Peter Devoto's confectionery was taken over by his widow Mrs Peter Devoto (nee Margaret Jane Payne). He is also listed as an ice-cream maker. The most important building in the row is the Dundee, Perth and London Shipping Company office block. Among their regular sailings were trips to Scarborough.
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.