Oscar Wilde In America


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

Detroit

Michigan


Music Hall

Friday, February 17, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

Detroit Free Press, February 18th, 1882, 1


Venue


Music Hall

Facing Randolph Street between Croghan and Lafayette Streets, Detroit, MI


Built: 1880

Opened: August 31, 1880 (as Music Hall, later White's Grand Theatre)

Seating: 3000, the largest hall in the city at the time

Destroyed (fire): January 1, 1886


Source:

The History of Detroit and Michigan : or, The metropolis illustrated, Silas Farmer, 1889

Accommodation


No record has been found of an overnight stay by Wilde in Detroit.

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