Oscar Wilde In America

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



Rouse's Opera House

Thursday, March 9, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

The Daily Transcript, (Peoria) March 10, 1882, 4

Courtesy of the Peoria Public Library.

The Daily Transcript, (Peoria) March 8, 1882, 3


Rouse's Opera House

Main and Jefferson Streets, Peoria, IL (second story of Dr. Rudolph Rouse's building)

Built: 1857-8

Seating: 1200

Superseded as Peoria's main theater in 1882 by the Grand Opera House.

The Guide from the Pacific to the Atlantic, 1878, A.T. Sears and E. Webster, 1878 - Chicago, IL


No record is currently available as to whether Wilde stayed in Peoria.

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