Oscar Wilde In America

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

Colorado Springs


Opera House

Friday, April 14, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Daily Gazette, (Colorado Springs), April 15, 1882, 1

Newspaper Advertisement

The Daily Gazette (Colorado Springs), April 14, 1882, 4


Opera House

18 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO

Built: 1880-81 (B. F. Crowell, J. F. Humphrey and Hon. Irving Howbert)

Opened: April 18, 1881

Seating capacity: 750

Replaced by: Burns Theater (opened December 1911)

Interior, 1881



Residence of Dr. William A. Bell, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

Built: c. 1874

Destroyed (fire): January 8, 1886

Replaced by: a new larger stone residence (1887), extant as Briarhurst Manor, a restaurant

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