The Definitive Resource Of Oscar Wilde's Visits To America

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Superseded as Peoria's main theater in 1882 by the Grand Opera House.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