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Oscar Wilde In America

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Dayton, OH

The Decorative Arts | Music Hall | Tuesday, May 2, 1882

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Newspaper Report

Dayton Daily Democrat, May 3, 1882, 4

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Dayton Daily Democrat, April 24, 1882, 1

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Source and thanks to:
Research Services, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio.

historical note

Music Hall
Southeast corner of First and Main Streets, Dayton OH (now 138 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402)

Opened: November 28, 1871 (auspices of The Music Hall Company, T.S. Babbitt, president)
Seating capacity: c. 1200
Premises: when the six-story Turner Opera House (1866) was destroyed by fire on May 16, 1869, a three-story edifice was rebuilt incorporating only a part the surviving facade of its predecessor; it resumed operations as the Music Hall
Name change: 1885, The Grand Opera House
Name change: 1899, Victoria Opera House
Name change: 1903, Victoria Theatre
Damaged (fire): 1918
Remodeled: 1919 as Victory Theatre
Various improvements: 1930—1970s
Renovated and restored: 1989 as Victoria Theatre (extant)

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Victoria Theatre today

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Music Hall, when built

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The original Turner Opera House

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The Turner Opera House after the 1866 fire

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Beckel House
Northwest corner of Third and Jefferson Streets, Dayton, OH

Opened: 1866
Demolished: 1964

Opposite: lobby of the Beckel House

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