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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

Fort Wayne, IN

The Decorative Arts | Academy of Music | Thursday, February 16, 1882


correction as to previous itineraries

Previously published itineraries list the venue as "Old Academy"; however, it was never known officially by this name and the reference may have been a colloquialism.

historical note

ftwayne3Academy of Music
215 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN (between Clinton and Barr Streets). It is the small white-fronted building at left

Built as The Rink: 1870
(a roller skating venue)

Converted to a public hall: c. 1878-80

Later known as The People's Theatre, which name is on the sign in the above image made from a photograph in 1899.

Demolished: 1901-02


‪The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana, by ‪Bert Joseph Griswold, ‪Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor. ‪Robert O. Law Company‬ (1917).




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