The Definitive Resource Of Oscar Wilde's Visits To America

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Newspaper report

The Chicago Tribune, Feb 19, 1882, 2

Newspaper report

The Plain Dealer, (Cleveland) February 20, 1882

He lectured in Case Hall Saturday evening to a small audience, chiefly made up of persons who went more to see than hear him.


Case Hall

East 3rd and Superior Streets (NW corner), Cleveland, OH

Built: C. H. Heard, 1867

Demolished: 1902

Named For: William Case (Mayor 1850-51)


The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History


Forest City HouseĀ 

SW corner of Superior Street and Monumental Park, Cleveland, OH

Built: 1848, on the site of a former tavern

Original name: Dunham House (David B. Dunham)

Changed hands: 1852 and later expanded as Forest City House

Demolished: 1916

Replaced by: Hotel Cleveland, opened December 16, 1918

Wilde In Cleveland

John Milton Hay, American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, with whom Wilde lunched while in Cleveland at his "charming houseā€.

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