Oscar Wilde In America


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

Fort Wayne

Indiana


Academy Of Music

Wednesday, February 1, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, February 17, 1882

Venue


Academy of Music *

215 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN (between Clinton and Barr Streets)


Built: 1870, as The Rink: a roller skating venue

Converted to a public hall: c. 1878-80

Later known as: The People's Theatre, which name is on the sign in the image opposite

Demolished: 1901-02


* Previously published itineraries list the venue as "Old Academy"; however, it was never known officially by this name and the reference may have been a colloquialism.


Related:

The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Bert Joseph Griswold, Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor. Robert O. Law Company (1917).

Some Things Never Change

Accommodation


The Aveline House

SE corner of Calhoun and Berry Streets, Fort Wayne, IN


Built: 1863 (Francis Aveline); originally four-story

Destroyed (fire): May 3, 1908, 11 people died





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