Oscar Wilde In America


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

Cleveland

Ohio


Case Hall

Saturday, February 18, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

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.

Venue


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)


Related:

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Accommodation


Forest City House 

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 house"

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