Oscar Wilde In America

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



Corinthian Hall

Saturday, April 22, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper reports

The Atchison Globe, April 24, 1882, 1

The Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1882

The Herald-Dispatch (Decatur, IL) April 29, 1882, 7

Newspaper advertisement

Atchison Daily Champion, April 21, 1882, 1

Lecture subject corrected

Atchison Daily Champion, April 22, 1882, 4 


Corinthian Hall

Fourth Street, between Kansas Avenue and Commercial Street (west side), Atchison, KS

Built: 1870-71 (Judge C. G. Foster, C. J. Drury, J. M. Linley) as an opera house

Premises: Second story above a stores occupied by Frank Howard and Janssen & Co.

Demolished: 1892 following the building's collapse 


Matters and Things, a review of Oscar Wilde in Atchison.


Otis House

Corner of Commercial and Second Streets, Atchison, KS

Opened: May 1873 (Mr. Eldredge of Lawrence, KS)

Rooms: 113

Premises: Four stories

Atchison Globe, February 24, 1892, 4

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