Wednesday, September 11, 2013

History of the West End : 5

Perth Road, Dundee, is such a long street that sections of it have acquired individual names, such as Windsor Terrace, an elegant Edwardian block to the west of Sinderins, and, as here, Invercauld Place, on the north side.

Alexander Fraser, the bootmaker, was at No. 145 Perth Road, with Mrs Mary Bell, 'fruits and confectionery' (she appears in the Dundee Directory as a confectioner) at No. 149. Mrs Adam Bell was another fruiterer with her shop at No. 153.

John Farquharson, 'plumber, gasfitter, tinsmith & brassfounder', had works at Nos. 33-35 Barrack Street; No. 151 Perth Road was a shop. An advertisement in the Dundee Directory says that the firm made candleabra, etc., as well as more practical fittings.