Oscar Wilde In America


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

Cincinnati

Ohio


Grand Opera House

Thursday, February 23, 1882

(Matinee)

The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb 24, 1882, 5 col. 4


Letter (Oscar Wilde)

To Colonel W. F. Morse (his manager)

c. February 26, 1882


“They were dreadfully disappointed at Cincinnati at my not wearing knee-breeches”.

Letters, 141


Related:

Wilde's visit to the opera:

Patti in Cincinnati

The Marion Star (Marion, OH) Feb 25, 1882, 4

Venue


Grand Opera House (formerly Mozart Hall)

Vine and Longworth Streets, Cincinnati, OH


Built: 1853 (as the Catholic Institute)

Seating: c. 2,000

Destroyed (fire): January 22, 1901

Accommodation


Burnet House

NW corner of Third and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, OH


Built: 1849

Opened: May 30, 1850

Rooms: c. 300

Closed and demolished: July 15, 1926

Picturesque Cincinnati, John Shillito Company, 1883, p.23

The Burnet House, as originally built with dome.

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