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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Atlanta, GA

The Decorative Arts | De Give's Opera House | Tuesday, July 4, 1882

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Verification

Newspaper Report

The Atlanta Constitution, July 5, 1882, 4

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

The Atlanta Constitution, June 28, 1882, 5

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Indication | WIlde and Imposter

Newspaper Advertisement

The Atlanta Constitution, July 2, 1882, 7

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Advertisements for the original Oscar Wilde,
and the subsequent parodist Wild Oscar

historical note

DeGive's Opera House
NE corner of Marietta and Forsyth Streets, Atlanta, GA (now 41 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)*

Opened: January 24, 1870 (Laurent DeGive)
Seating: 2000
Later: Bijou Theatre
Demolished: 1921
Replaced by: Palmer Building (demolished)

* Location established and based on this original research the Wikipedia page for DeGive's Opera House has been updated.

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ACCOMMODATION

Markham House
22-24 Lloyd Street, Atlanta, GA (now Central Avenue), NE corner of the passenger depot at the head of Wall Street

Opened: November 15, 1875 (William Markham)
Rooms: 107
Destroyed (fire): May 13, 1896

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Markham House (#28) in the center is the U-shaped building adjacent to the railroad terminal.
DeGive's Opera House (#12) is NW of the hotel on Marietta (extension of Decatur) diagonally opposite the Capitol building (#14).

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