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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Boston, MA

The Decorative Arts | Globe Theatre | Friday, June 2, 1882
(Afternoon)

Wilde's second lecture in Boston.

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Newspaper Report

The Boston Post, June 3, 1882

'Oscar Wilde delivered a lecture upon “Decorative Art” at the Globe theatre Friday afternoon.'

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Newspaper Notice

The Fitchburg Sentinel, June 3, 1882, 2

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Indication

Letter (Oscar Wilde)

To Ian Forbes Robertson
May 28, 1882, O'Neill House, Woodstock, ON

I have been obliged to alter my Boston lecture to next Friday.

Letters,  p.172

Indication

Printed invitation

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historical note

Globe Theatre (1874)
364 Washington Street, near the corner of Essex Street, Boston, MA

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Original building: 1867 (as Selwyn's)
Destroyed (fire): May 1873
Second building: December 1874 (B.F. Dwight, architect)
Seating: 2200
Destroyed (fire): January 1894

* There was a third Globe Theatre at 692 Washington Street built in 1903 (Arthur H. Vina, architect), extant

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ACCOMMODATION

Vendome Hotel
SW corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA

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Built: 1871 (William G. Preston, architect)
Sold: 1879
Expanded: 1881-82 (J.F. Ober, architect)
Sold: 1971, renovated
Partially destroyed (fire): June 17, 1972*
Subsequently rebuilt: extant as an office and condominium complex

* For more on the Vendome see Wilde's lecture in Boston on January 31, 1882.

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