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Academy Of Music
Thursday, January 26, 1882
The English Renaissance
Newspaper report 1
The New-York Herald, Jan 27, 1882 (opposite)
Newspaper report 2
The Baltimore Sun, Jan 27, 1882
Mr. Oscar Wilde delivered his lecture on "The English Renaissance" at the Academy of Music last night. About 800 persons were in the audience. Considering the weather there was quite a large turn out of ladies. Altogether the audience was a fair representation of the beauty and culture of the city.
Academy of Music
516 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD
Opened: January 5, 1875
Architect: J. Crawford Neilson
Demolished: late 1920s
Related and credits:
Mount Vernon Hotel *
702 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD
Built as: the mansion home of U.S. Congressman William Julian Albert (1816–1879)
Converted into a hotel: 1867
In its time the structure has been a house of worship (1924), and office space. The exterior has undergone changes but the interior was restored in 1997 including a centerpiece domed skylight of hand-painted Italian glass.
* Not the hotel of the same name currently on West Franklin Street, which was built in 1907.