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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Columbus, OH

The Decorative Arts | Comstock's Opera House | Wednesday, May 3, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Columbus Daily Times, May 4, 1882

An audience that was quite complimentary both in size and quality ventured out last evening, despite the unpleasant character of the weather, to listen to the lecture on "Art Decoration," which Mr. Wilde had evolved from his inner consciousness for the edification and delectation of benighted Columbus.

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Newspaper Report

Ohio State Journal, May 4, 1882

The lecturer was greeted at Comstock's last night with a large and appreciative audience. It was one of culture and refinement; not one of dress and brilliancy attracted by the operas but one that came to hear and think of the beautiful. This large audience brought out on an inclement evening for a lecture not recognized as a popular one, is the best endorsement that the Columbus Art Association has yet publicly had.

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Newspaper Report

Ohio State Journal, May 3, 1882

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historical note

Comstock's Opera House
197 S. High Street, Columbus, OH

Opened: 1863 (Thomas Comstock)
Name change: 1868, Metropolitan House
Destroyed (fire): January 25, 1892

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As The Metropolitan Opera House (1868-92)

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The Neil House
41 South High Street, Columbus, OH (across from the State House)

Built: 1862, replaced the Old Neil House(1842) which had been destroyed by fire, November, 6, 1860
Rooms: 168
Closed: March 20, 1923
Demolished: beginning April,1 1923
Replaced by: the third Neil House (1924—1980)

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