Oscar Wilde In America

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


District of Columbia

Lincoln Hall

Monday, January 23, 1882

The English Renaissance



Newspaper report

The National Republican, Jan 24, 1882

The National Tribune, Washington D.C., Jan 28th, 1882, 4

The Evening Critic, Jan 20, 1882, 1


Lincoln Hall

9th and D Streets, N.W., Washington, DC

Built: 1867

Destroyed (fire): December 5, 1886

Related and credits:

Robert G. Ingersoll

Streets of Washington (Lincoln Hall)

Streets of Washington (Arlington Hotel)


The Arlington Hotel (originally Arlington House)

Vermont Avenue between H and I Streets, Washington, DC (now 810 Vermont Avenue NW)

Built: 1868 (E.G. Lind, architect, for William W. Corcoran)

Wilde's Room: No. 151

Enlarged: 1889

Demolished: 1912

Now the site of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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