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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

woodstock
Woodstock, ON

The Decorative Arts | Town Hall Auditorium* | Monday, May 29, 1882

* Under the auspices of the Mechanics' Institute

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Newspaper Report

The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, June 9, 1882, 5

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Newspaper Report

The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, June 2, 1882, 5

"Oscar Wilde, the boss showman of the day, made a great impression here on Monday night. Oscar is not so much of a fool as he looks. He knows how to make money."

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

The Woodstock Sentinel-Review, May 26, 1882, 8

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historical note

Town Hall Auditorium*
466 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON, Market Square

Built: 1851-52 (from a design by Antoine Grobl)
Opened: 1853
Auditorium: second floor
Extended: 1871 (fire hall)
Extant as Woodstock Museum

* The Old Town Hall became City Hall in 1901 when the town gained its city status. It was eventually succeeded as City Hall by the Post Office and Customs House extant at 500 Dundas St., built 1901. It is now a historical museum.

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Accommodation

The O'Neill House
121-129 Market Square, Woodstock, ON

Built: 1880
Opened: 1881
Name changed: 1895 (Oxford Hotel)
Closed: c. 1990s
Abandoned: 1996
Building extant but unoccupied

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