Oscar Wilde In America


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

San Francisco

California


Platt's Hall

Wednesday, March 29, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

Daily Alta California (San Francisco, CA), March 30, 1882, 1


Newspaper Advertisement

Daily Alta California (San Francisco, CA), March 25, 1882


The notice says this lecture would ‘positively’ be Wilde's last in San Francisco. In fact, there were two more.

Venue


Platt's Hall

216 Montgomery Street, east side, just north of Bush Street, San Francisco, CA


Opened: August 6, 1860 (Henry B. Platt, contractor and proprietor)

Demolished: 1890

Accommodation


Wilde's base while in the Bay Area was The Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

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