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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

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Detroit, MI

The Decorative Arts | Music Hall | Friday, February 17, 1882

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Newspaper report

Detroit Free Press, February 18th, 1882, 1

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verification

Newspaper report

The Chronicle, (University of Michigan, bi-weekly) February 18, 1882

Oscar Wilde lectured in Detroit last night.

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Detroit Free Press, February 12th, 1882

Oscar Wilde lectured in Detroit last night.

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historical note

Music Hall
Facing Randolph Street between Croghan and Lafayette Streets, Detroit, MI

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Built: 1880
Opened: August 31, 1880 (as Music Hall, later White's Grand Theatre)
Seating capacity: 3,000, the largest hall in the city at the time
Destroyed (fire): January 1, 1886

Source

The History of Detroit and Michigan : ‪or, The metropolis illustrated‬, Silas Farmer, 1889

Accommodation

No record of whether Wilde stayed overnight in Detroit.

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