High Street

Photographs depicting High Street

Nethergate, Dundee

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Nethergate, Dundee (north side) - Ref: WC0436

This photograph was taken by Alexander Wilson from the south side of Dundee's Nethergate at the point where it merges with the city's High Street, perhaps from the northern end of Crichton Street.

W. H. Melville is listed as 'silk mercers, drapers, tailors, dressmakers, mantlemakers, milliners and general outfitters' at Nos. 9-13 Nethergate and No. 29 High Street for several decades. He lived at Dunvarlich in Wormit.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0450

This photograph shows Dundee's High Street looking to the east. The shop at the extreme right (John B. Hurrie) is the start of Nethergate. This business also helps to date the image to around 1898.

D & W Prophet, the photographers, had a studio in No. 23 High Street (and also at No. 59 Wellgate), which also housed Watt &Co., procurators, John Harris, a solicitor, the dentist Patrick S. Walker, and David Beath, a currier (a leather treater).

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Nethergate, Dundee

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Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0413

The south side of Dundee's Nethergate and High Street are shown in this photograph, taken from Melville House, outside the Dundee Arms. The clock tower of the Town House serves as a point of reference.

James S. Kerr's boot shop is at No. 2 Nethergate and forms part of a small chain belonging to the Kerr family. An article (with photographs) in the Piper O' Dundee of 22nd December 1897 gives background information on their various shops and achievements.

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Murraygate, Dundee

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Murraygate, Dundee - Ref: WC0394

The original caption of this photograph is not quite accurate. The main focus is the north-east end of Dundee High Street, its confluence with Commercial Street and then, leading into the distance, Murraygate.

No. 84 High Street was the grocer, William Hazell, the Maybole Dairy was No. 85, the Book Mart at No. 86 was run by Mrs H. McGregor, a bookseller and stationer. No. 88 housed the clothiers, John Frazer & Sons, and No. 90 John Jamieson & Co.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0332

This photograph focuses on the Town House, which stood in the middle of Dundee's main shopping area on the south side of High Street.

From the east (to the left), the adjoining streets are Commercial Street at the extreme left, Castle Street, Tindal's Wynd between Smith's and H Adams & Son the glovemakers, and St Clement's Lane, unseen between the Pillars and Mackays the jewellers.

The Piper of Dundee, vol. 26, p. 364, has photographs and a biography of James P. and Arthur Smith and their business.

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Lindsay Street, Dundee

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Lindsay Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0341

Lindsay Street is seen here at its southern junction with Nethergate and High Street.

A Davie, the dentist who succeeded Dr Stewart, had a dental factory at No. 25 Nethergate, as did Alexander Birnie, the photographic supplier.

The minister of the School Wynd United Free Church in August 1900 was George Smart, who resided at No. 22 Springfield, off Perth Road.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0315

This photograph was taken from the northern end of Castle Street, looking over to the north-eastern section of Dundee's High Street, centred on refurbishments to J. P. Smith's drapery.

Smith's in fact took the front-page advertising space on their neighbour's Dundee Almanac for 1889; John Pellow the printer lists important data about the city, national information (such as university terms) and prices, etc., of postage, transport & tax.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0316

This photograph reads west to east from left to right, and shows the northern side of Dundee High Street; the Overgate can just be made out in the distance.

It must have been taken between in around 1895, according to entries in the Dundee Directory. The Piper O' Dundee of 22nd December 1897 has portraits of James and William Kerr, and photographs of their five shops.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0317

The trees at the extreme left stand in front of the Dundee City Churches and the alley visible to the right (and north) of Melville House is Church Lane.

William Ferrier, whose photographer's studio is in Tally Street, studied in the United States, comnig to Dundee in 1878, initially to King Street. According to the Piper O' Dundee of 4th January 1893, he 'is an artist'. He exhibited at Leeds and Cardiff.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0318

This photograph looks eastwards along Dundee's High Street, with William Spence's Clydesdale Bank building of 1876 slightly to the left of centre.

According to a notice in the Dundee Advertiser of April 1875, 'there will be pilasters all around the inside of the telling-room, with ornamental panels between, a frieze and cornice highly enriched surmounting the whole.' This can still be seen today.

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