Oscar Wilde In America


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

Columbus

Georgia


Springer Opera House

Friday, June 30, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

Columbus Enquirer-Sun, July 1, 1882, 4


Newspaper article

Columbus Enquirer-Sun, June 30, 1882, 4

Venue


Springer Opera House

NE corner of Tenth Street and First Avenue, Columbus, GA (now 103 E 10th St, Columbus, GA 31901)


Built: 1870 (Francis Joseph Springer)

Opened: February 21, 1871

Renovated: 1900, 1964, 1998

Extant: U.S. National Historic Landmark

Accommodation


Rankin Hotel

NW corner of Tenth Street and First Avenue, Columbus, GA (now c. 21 E 10th St, Columbus, GA 31901)


Opened: 1860 (James Rankin)

Closed as a hotel: 1972

Extant: mixed-use building

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