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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Montgomery, AL

The Decorative Arts | McDonald’s Opera House | Thursday, June 29, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Montgomery Advertiser, June 30, 1882


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Verification

Newspaper Report

The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), June 30, 1882


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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Montgomery Daily Advertiser, June 29, 1882, 4

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The illustration of Wilde is taken from The Kelly Sketch.

Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Montgomery Daily Advertiser, June 29, 1882, 4

historical note

McDonald’s Opera House
214 Bibb Street, Montgomery, AL

Built: 1881 (Prof. George Freeman McDonald)
Opened: October 26, 1881
Seating: 1000
Changed name: 1905, Bijou Theatre (Jake Wells, lessee)
Changed name: 1909, Majestic (vaudeville house)
Later: Various retail outlets
Destroyed (fire): June 4, 1927 (as Frank Tennille Furniture Company)

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Wilde attends the Dance

Newspaper Report

The Montgomery Advertiser, June 30, 1882


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Accommodation

It is likely that Wilde stayed overnight in Montgomery, but no record of his stay has been found.

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