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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

norfolk
Norfolk, VA

The Decorative Arts | Van Wyck’s Academy of Music | Monday, July 10, 1882

Academy

Verification

Newspaper Report

Norfolk Landmark, July 11, 1882, 1

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Indication

Newspaper Report

Public Ledger (Norfolk, VA), July 6, 1882, 1

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Public Ledger (Norfolk, VA), July, 1882

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historical note

Van Wyck’s Academy of Music
210-212 Main Street, corner of Martin's Lane, Norfolk, VA (now 109 E. Main Street)

Opened: September, 1880 (Henry Dubois Van Wyck)
Seating: 1300
Remodeled: 1899-1900
Destroyed (fire): April 4, 1930, subsequently demolished*

* Remnants of the original bulding exist within the rebuilt Selden Arcade which utilized salvaged bricks (extant).

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Accommodation

Atlantic Hotel
12 Granby Street (NW corner of Main and Granby), Norfolk, VA

Built: 1867-68 (Edmund Lind, architect )*
Wilde's room: No. 134
Destroyed (fire): January 31, 1902

* The second of three hotels in Norfolk with this name.The first on Main Street between Gray and Bank was destroyed by fire on January 8, 1867. The third which replaced Wilde's hotel, was demolished in th 1970s.

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Public Ledger (Norfolk, VA), July 10, 1882, 1

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Location of the Atlantic Hotel and the Academy of Music

Credit: I am extremely grateful to the staff of the Sargeant Memorial Collection at the Slover Library (Norfolk Public Library) for assistance in sourcing this information.

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