Oscar Wilde In America


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

Atlanta

Georgia


De Give's Opera House

Tuesday, July 4, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The Atlanta Constitution, July 5, 1882, 4


Newspaper advertisement

The Atlanta Constitution, June 28, 1882, 5

Venue


DeGive's Opera House

NE corner of Marietta and Forsyth Streets, Atlanta, GA (now 41 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)*


Opened: January 24, 1870 (Laurent DeGive)

Seating capacity: 2000

Later: Bijou Theatre

Demolished: 1921

Replaced by: Palmer Building (demolished)

Accommodation


Markham House

22-24 Lloyd Street, Atlanta, GA (now Central Avenue), NE corner of the passenger depot at the head of Wall Street


Opened: November 15, 1875 (William Markham)

Rooms: 107

Destroyed (fire): May 13, 1896

Ephemera


INDICATION | WILDE AND IMPOSTER


Newspaper advertisement

The Atlanta Constitution, July 2, 1882, 7

Markham House (#28) in the center is the U-shaped building adjacent to the railroad terminal.

DeGive's Opera House (#12) is NW of the hotel on Marietta (extension of Decatur) diagonally opposite the Capitol building (#14).

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