Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Streetview isn't able to show it properly, as it's a pedestrian street now, but this is the closest. (From further down the street, and facing in the other direction.)
here it is from the competition: catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000559408
Here's a guide to Wexford from 1885.
I think the shop at the [r/i/g/h/t] left ("Agent for Pullar's Dye Works Perth") is Myles Doyle's, shown in the 1885 guide as 9-11 Main St. N. (Which also agrees with Leverett & Frye being at no. 20)
If so, then the picture has to be after about 1900, as that's when no. 13, next door got a shopfront.
While I know Main Street in Wexford I am not quite sure where this is, does anybody have an OSI link? Where's Niall when you need him???
There is a Nicholas Byrne a Draper in the 1911 Census - could that be him at the door?
It's about here, looking north: maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,704805,621908,7,9
Here's the church you can see in the Eason photo: firstname.lastname@example.org,-6.46216,3a,75y,335.64h,105....
John J. Kehoe, whose warehouse we can see, is listed in both the 1901 and 1911 census.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thanks Lemur, now I can orient myself on the street!
Curious. There's no Harris the butcher in the whole of wexford in either 1901 or 1911. Sharon's 1885 guide lists a Harris & Conway, provisions of north Main st. though. That must be them.
I think the house with the Gilbey sign is probably Dora Cardiff, dressmaker. Cardiff is house 8 and Byrne is house 11, which would match the picture to the census. There don't seem to be returns from houses 9 and 10.
House 7 is Heatley's pharmacy, which matches the Eason picture. (At least, I think it says Heatley Medical something or other).
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] I had the Gilbey sign at 22, outside Leverett &Frye at no. 20 (according to the 1885 guide). Harris and Byrne would be 18 and 16 respectively. Myles Doyle is then the first on the left (9-11) followed by Kehoe's at 13.
I think the census house numbers are incorrect - as according to this 1913 telephone directory Harpur the Ironmonger is at 23 North Main St, whereas in 1901 he's at no. 12, and in 1911 no. 20. So either he lived separate to his business, and moved between 1901 and 1911, he moved 3 times between 1901 and 1913, or something's up with the numbering.
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www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ - the census numbers aren't the address on the street. They just pick a point (usually a junction) and start counting from there. The address could well be 22 main street and still be house 8 in the census. I don't know that they're even consistent between censuses.