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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Cedar Rapids, IA

The Decorative Arts | Greene's Opera House | Friday, April 28, 1882

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verification

Newspaper Report

The Decatur Herald, April 30, 1882, 1

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Indication

Newspaper Reports

The Cedar Rapids Times (weekly):

April 13, 1882, 3

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April 20, 1882, 3

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April 27, 1882, 3

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May 4, 1882, 3

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historical note

Greene's Opera House
Second Street, between First and A Avenues (now 113-117 Second Street NE), Cedar Rapids, IA

Built: 1879-80
Opened: December 27, 1880
Named for: George Greene, 1817–1880, justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, railroad entrepreneur
Capacity: c.1600 when built, not all seated
Closed as a theater: December 1921 for use as a movie theater
Converted: 1934 to an indoor parking garage for the Roosevelt Hotel
Condemned: 1968
Demolished: March 1969

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Just prior to demolition


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Picture: The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

ACCOMMODATION

No record is currently available as to whether Wilde stayed overnight in Cedar Rapids. If he did, it would most likely have been at the Northwestern Hotel.

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