Oscar Wilde In America


DETAiled verification of Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of North America

Leadville

Colorado


Tabor Opera House

Thursday, April 13, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper reports

The Leavenworth Times, April 16, 1882, 3


"OSCAR DEAR—Wilde Wrestles Wildly With the Art Decorative in this Mountain Wilderness"

Leadville Daily Herald, April 14, 1882

Newspaper advertisement

Leadville Daily Herald, April 11, 1882

Venue


Tabor Opera House

308 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO


Built: 1879 (Horace A. W. Tabor)

Opened: November 20, 1879—extant

Seating capacity: 888

Feature: Third story bridge passage way to the Clarendon Hotel, next door


Related:

Wilde also appeared at the Grand Tabor Opera House on the previous evening when he lectured in Denver, CO.

Accommodation


Clarendon Hotel

Harrison Avenue and Main Street (adjacent to the opera house to the south), Leadville, CO


Built: 1878-79

Opened: April 10, 1879

Demolished: 1930s

Note: The Tabor Opera House seen under construction adjacent to the left

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