Oscar Wilde In America


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

Bloomington

Illinois


Durley Hall

Friday, March 10, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The Pantagraph, (Bloomington), March 11, 1882, p.4

Venue


Durley Hall

NE corner of Main and Jefferson Streets, Bloomington, IL


Built: 1872 (Alfred E. Piquenard, architect)

Opened: December 12, 1872

Destroyed (fire): June 19, 1900


Related:

The Bloomington Fire of 1900

Accommodation


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

News items

WILDE DONATES LANGTRY'S AUTOGRAPH

COUNCILLORS LEAVE TO HEAR OSCAR

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 13, 1882, p.4

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 11, 1882, p.3

See letter below in which Wilde confirms that his mail had just arrived.

Complete Letters

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