Oscar Wilde In America


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

Augusta

Georgia


Opera House

Thursday, July 6, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper reports

Chronicle and Constitutionalist, Augusta, GA), July 7, 1882


Newspaper advertisement

Chronicle and Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), July 6, 1882

Accommodation


No record of Wilde's accommodation in Augusta.

Venue


Opera House *

826-828 Broad Street, Augusta, GA


Original: Concert Hall

Renovated: 1869

Opened: November 3, 1869 (Isadore P. Girardey)

Seating capacity: 900-1000

Destroyed (fire): February 12, 1887


* Not the Grand Opera House which stood on Greene Street.

Ephemera


Letter from Wilde written on the day of his lecture in Augusta.

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