Joliet

Illinois

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Opera House

Monday, March 6, 1882

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The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The Ottawa Free Trader, Mar 11, 1882, 8

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Joliet News Historical Edition, Will County Historical Society, 1884 - Joliet (Ill.), p. 35

Venue 

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Opera House

Chicago and Clinton Streets, NW corner, Joliet, IL

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Built: 1873 [1]

Opened: February 3, 1874

Seating: 950

Destroyed (fire): March 18, 1891

Replaced: 1892 on the same site with a new opera house with a turreted corner

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[1] of Joliet limestone from the quarries of William Davidson

Accommodation

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No record is currently available as to whether Wilde stayed overnight in Joliet. It is entirely possible he traveled on early by train to Jacksonville, IL, a journey of some 200 miles, where he lectured the following evening.

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