Grand Opera House

Thursday, February 23, 1882


The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb 24, 1882, 5 col. 4


Letter (Oscar Wilde)

To Colonel W. F. Morse (his manager)

c. February 26, 1882


“They were dreadfully disappointed at Cincinnati at my not wearing knee-breeches”.

Letters, 141



Wilde's visit to the opera:

Patti in Cincinnati

The Marion Star (Marion, OH) Feb 25, 1882, 4



Grand Opera House (formerly Mozart Hall)

Vine and Longworth Streets, Cincinnati, OH


Built: 1853 (as the Catholic Institute)

Seating: c. 2,000

Destroyed (fire): January 22, 1901



Burnet House

NW corner of Third and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH


Built: 1849

Opened: May 30, 1850

Rooms: c. 300

Closed and demolished: July 15, 1926

Picturesque Cincinnati, John Shillito Company, 1883, p.23

The Burnet House, as originally built with dome.

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