Thursday, April 20, 1882
The Topeka Daily Capital, April 21, 1882, 8
The Daily Commonwealth (Topeka, KS) April 16, 1882, 3
612—614 Kansas Avenue (SE corner of Sixth Street), Topeka, KS
On this site Lorenzo Costa purchased an 1861 building and opened the first play house in Topeka in 1870. L. M. Crawford bought the property in 1880, made extensive alterations operating as Crawford's Opera House. This structure was destroyed by fire on December 2, 1880, and replaced the following summer by a new building where Wilde lectured.
This opera house is not to be confused with the Grand Opera House on lots 193, 195, and 197 Jackson Street, which opened in September 1882, several months after Wilde lectured in Topeka.
The Daily Commonwealth (Topeka, KS), April 22, 1882
The Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, KS), April 21, 1882, 1
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