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Starting the week with a Stereo Pairs image of a terrace of houses on a broad street many of them decorated with elaborate wrought (cast) iron balconies. I wonder where it is and if it appears on Streetview today!

I expected this photograph to pose more of a challenge to our intrepid investigators, but within minutes of posting the location had been identified as Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883

NLI Ref: STP_2347

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 07:52:23

    Interesting mix: fancy 3 storey terrace, then further along a "modern" (at the time) row of two-up two down terrace houses, and beyond those some thatched cottages.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:00:09

    Cool shot

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:03:27

    The neighbouring STPs are in Enniskillen...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:06:52

    Yup, streetview, Enniskillen it is.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:09:57

    I saw this reversish view in the archive L_ROY_06900 when searching on Enniskillen which is titled "Brook", and Google found the area.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:19:27

    The Lawrence is later, with streetlights and a pillar box added on the terrace side of the street.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:32:47

    Not a million miles from this one: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, late 19th century

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    sam2cents

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:38:26

    I seem to remember seeing another photo of this same street about a year ago, but there was a lot of horse dung on it and some people standing around. Judging by the trees it was taken in winter, and there are no brown leaves blowing around so maybe it's closer to early spring.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 08:58:53

    I'd guess the house at right is newish here - but no NIAH help today on dates. EDIT: Strike that, the house now has Crannog Antiques in it, and their website says: Crannog Antiques is situated in the spacious rooms of a 19th Century townhouse opposite Portora Royal School Gates on the Belleek Road A46.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 09:07:14

    The taller buildings are called Willoughby Place and are all listed, but I don't see any dates.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 23/Jul/2018 09:14:27

    Best I can do is "early- to mid-19th century", no help.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Jul/2018 09:22:46

    Oscar Wilde went to Portora Royal School (behind the camera) between 1864 - 1871. I wonder if he was looking over the cameraman's head when this photo was taken ...

    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portora_Royal_School en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde [Edit] - Perhaps young Oscar would not have been interested in this photograph -
    The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 23/Jul/2018 09:56:03

    Sometimes Flickr is partly amazing! In 2011 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/chavezposse/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/chavezposse/5946314863/

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 23/Jul/2018 11:08:12

    The smoke from the chimney is different in both. Suggests later in the year. Cold but no snow. Fire in the hearth

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 23/Jul/2018 11:09:50

    I had been through there a long time ago, on my way to Ballycassidy and Donegal. I remember British soldiers with machineguns in the bushes, alongside the road and an airfield with helicopters. Not a comfortable experience.

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    TJ.Photography

    • 23/Jul/2018 19:11:42

    https://flic.kr/p/MhKkof