Linking Union Street and Schoolhill, Belmont Street was built in the late 18th century, as part of the expansion of the centre of Aberdeen out towards the western suburbs. The street has a steep rise at one end, due to the later construction of Union Street at an elevated level. Housing on Belmont Street in the late 1700s was owned by wealthy citizens, such as Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddels, one of Aberdeen’s richest merchants. Menzies’ house is one of the few original properties still standing today. The street was also home to several churches, including the Triple Kirks which today is The Triplekirks pub.