Baltimore

Maryland

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Academy Of Music

Thursday, January 26, 1882

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The English Renaissance

VERIFICATION

Newspaper report 1

The New-York Herald, Jan 27, 1882

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Newspaper report 2

The Baltimore Sun, Jan 27, 1882

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Mr. Oscar Wilde delivered his lecture on "The English Renaissance" at the Academy of Music last night. About 800 persons were in the audience. Considering the weather there was quite a large turn out of ladies. Altogether the audience was a fair representation of the beauty and culture of the city.

Venue

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Academy of Music

516 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD

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Organized: 1870

Opened: January 5, 1875

Architect: J. Crawford Neilson

Demolished: late 1920s

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Related and credits:

Bayles/Yeager Online Archive of the Performing Arts

Kilduffs.com

ACCOMMODATION

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Mount Vernon Hotel *

702 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD

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Built: 1847

Built as: the mansion home of U.S. Congressman William Julian Albert (1816–1879)

Converted into a hotel: 1867

Building extant

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In its time the structure has been a house of worship (1924), and office space. The exterior has undergone changes but the interior was restored in 1997 including a centerpiece domed skylight of hand-painted Italian glass.

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* Not the hotel of the same name currently on West Franklin Street, which was built in 1907.

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