Monday, June 19, 1882
The Galveston Daily News, June 22, 1882, 4
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL), June 21, 1882
The Decatur Daily Republican, June 21, 1882, 3
East side of 21 Street at the beachfront, Galveston, TX
Built for: the thirteenth Texas Saengerfest, April 18-22, 1881
Wilde's lecture venue in Galveston had a short lifetime: it was destroyed by fire less than two and half years after it was built as the state's first building with electric lighting, and just over a year after Wilde lectured there.
The two photographs of the Pavilion below were taken concurrently. On the left a crowd gathers for an occasion for which a scaffold has been erected on the beach. On the right*, presumably later as the crowd has grown, we can see a high-wire performance.
* This photograph is sometimes shown reversed, but the towers of the building were on the left when viewed from the beach.
Corner of Tremont and Church Streets, Galveston, TX (now 23rd and Avenue F)
The view northeast from the roof of Wilde's hotel, before 1890.
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