Thursday, May 4, 1882
Harrisburg Daily Independent, May 5, 1882, 4
The Harrisburg Report Patriot, May 5, 1882, 5
Harrisburg Telegraph, May 4, 1882, 4
SE corner of N. Third and Walnut Streets, Harrisburg, PA
Corner of Market and 3rd Streets, Harrisburg, PA (now 225 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101)
Wilde took rooms at a hotel to change and rest, something he often did even if not staying overnight, as was the case in Harrisburg. After the lecture Wilde returned to his rooms and gave an interview to the Harrisburg Telegraph before catching the 11:30 PM train to New York. (See story below under Ephemera).
Opposite are views of the extant structure at various stages in its existence.
The present day building has been sensitively restored since its days as a rundown movie theatre. The pediments over the windows, the first floor “balcony” railing, and the main ground floor windows all match the original building.
* Not to be confused with the restaurant styled as The 901 Lounge at Lochiel Hotel, Shanois St, Harrisburg, PA 17104.
Wilde finds himself at the center of an international incident.
Harrisburg Telegraph, May 5, 1882, 1.