Oscar Wilde In America


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

Louisville

Kentucky


Masonic Temple Theatre

Tuesday, February 21, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The Courier-Journal (Louisville), Feb 22, 1882, 4 col. 3 and 6 col. 3

Venue


Masonic Temple Theatre

Jefferson and Fourth Streets (SW corner), Louisville, KY


Built: (Elias. E. Williams) 1851

Opened: 1857

Destroyed (fire): November 20, 1903


Image:

Fourth Street looking south from Jefferson.

At right is the east façade of the Masonic Temple.

Accommodation


The Louisville Hotel

West Main Street, Louisville, KY.


Built: 1833 (Hugh Roland, architect)

Expanded: 1853

Wilde's room: parlor 101

Closed: 1938

Demolished: 1949-50


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Filson Historical

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Wilde and the Keats Letter

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