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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

belleville
Belleville, ON

The Decorative Arts | City Hall (theatre) | Tuesday, May 23, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Belleville Daily Ontario, May 25, 1882, 3

Report of Wilde's lecture under the heading "The English Renaissance".

Quoted in Oscar Wilde in Canada, Kevin O'Brien, 1882

Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Oswego Morning Express, May 19, 1882

Belleville

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historical note

City Hall (theatre)
Front Street at McAnnay Street, Belleville, ON (now 169 Front Street between Macannay and Market Streets, )

Built: 1872-73 as an administrative town hall and market (John D. Evans, architect)
Name changed: 1877 when Belleville became a city
Stage: was a movable platform on trusses
Seating: 600 on wooden benches
Extant

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Accommodation

Dafoe House
NE corner of Bridge and Pinnacle Streets, Belleville, ON (now 211 Pinnacle Street)

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Built: 1847
Destroyed (fire): 1855 and rebuilt
Destroyed (fire): October 4, 1886

Replaced by: Hotel Quinte, 1895
Partially destroyed (fire): 1907 and rebuilt
Partially destroyed (fire): 2012 and demolished

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The International Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, ‪C. R. Chisholm & Bros., 1875‬

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