Oscar Wilde In America


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

Peoria

Illinois


Rouse's Opera House

Thursday, March 9, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

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

Courtesy of the Peoria Public Library.

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

Venue


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Superseded as Peoria's main theater in 1882 by the Grand Opera House.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

Accommodation


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

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