The photograph below shows the junction of Reform Street, here seen running northwards to the High School, and Bank Street, which runs westwards, parallel to the Overgate, towards Barrack Street.
The pianoforte & music saloons, ‘sole agents in Scotland’ for Bechstein and Steinway, were Paterson, Sons & Co. Pricelists in Dundee Central Library’s Lamb Collection (Box 29(19)) list other stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr and Dumfries.
Next door at numbers 42-46 were the clothiers and men’s mercers, J. D. Adams & Company. No. 48 were the bootmakers, Miller & Smith. Alexander Miller lived at Edenbank, Downfield, a village at that time on the north western edge of the city.