Oscar Wilde In America


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

Kansas City

Missouri


Coates Opera House

Monday, April 17, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification


Newspaper report

The Atchison Globe, (Atchison, KS) April 18, 1882, 1


Newspaper Item

The Wyandott Herald, (Kansas City) April 20, 1882, 3

Venue


Coates Opera House

NW corner of 10th Street and Broadway, Kansas City, MO


Built: January 1869 (Kersey Coates 1823—1887)

Dedicated: October 6, 1870

Opened: September 1871

Seating capacity: 1800

Destroyed (fire): 1901

Replaced by: a warehouse of the Rothenburg and Schloss tobacco firm (1910)

Accommodation


Coates House Hotel

SE corner of 10th Street and Broadway, Kansas City, MO


Built: 1871

Demolished: during the rebuilding of the New Coates House Hotel 1886-90

Ephemera


Kansas City Star, April 15, 1882, 4

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