There were businesses in the Guestrow too, a pawn broker, an inn, warehousemen, a gilder, a dispensary, and an infamous shooting gallery which was popular with students from Marischal College.
AS St Nicholas House slowly disappears, the view that residents of Guestrow - a street dating from the early fifteenth century - would have had is now revealed.
With no enclosing wall, the kirkyard was accessible by crossing the mill burn which flowed along the edge of Flourmill Lane which ran parallel with Guestrow.
A short, cobbled road, enclosed from the Broadgate, Guestrow was actually considered a desirable address for many centuries - fit enough for the Duke of Cumberland to reside there in 1746, when he took over Provost George Skene's mansion for six weeks.
Ironically, the man known as "the begetter of modern Aberdeen", Archibald Simpson was born in Guestrow in 1790.