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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

newark
Newark, NJ

The Decorative Arts | Park Theatre | Tuesday, May 9, 1882

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verification

Newspaper Report

Newark Morning Record, May 10, 1882, 1

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Newark Morning Record, May 9, 1882

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On the day after Wilde's lecture, note the performance of the comic opera Patience, which Wilde was being used to promote.

historical note

Park Theatre
14-16 West Park Street*, Newark, NJ

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As the Park Presbyterian Church
Dedicated: 1850
Occupied: 1851
Abandoned and sold: 1872

As the Park Theatre
Remodeled: c. 1872
Closed as a theatre: c. 1887

As a library
Reconstructed: c. 1887 by the Newark Library Association
Occupied: 1889-1901 (by the Free Public Library)
Occupied: 1901 (by the New Jersey Historical Society)
Now demolished.

* Sadly, West Park St. is now renamed Prudential Dr. for the 20-story annex to the Prudential HQ that now stands there. East Park Street still exists across Broad Street beyond Military Park.

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