Academy of Music
176, Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
Designed: Leopold Eidlitz
Opened: January 15, 1861
Destroyed (fire): November 30, 1903
The Academy of Music on Montague Street was inaugurated on January 15th, 1861, with a program including Mozart and Verdi. Mercadante’s Il Giuramento, the first opera performance, appeared one week later with First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln in attendance.
After the fire of 1903 the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) opened is new home on Lafayette Ave (Architect: Fort Greene), where it stands today.
Related: Theatre Talks (blog)
For this return to New York for the Brooklyn lecture Wilde stayed at the Grand Hotel on Broadway, in Manhattan.
The New York Times, February 4, 1882, 8
See also under Lodging at Arrival
Grand Hotel, 31st Street and Broadway, New York City (extant)