Oscar Wilde In America


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

Harrisburg

Pennsylvania


Grand Opera House

Thursday, May 4, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper reports

Harrisburg Daily Independent, May 5, 1882, 4

The Harrisburg Report Patriot, May 5, 1882, 5



Harrisburg Telegraph, May 4, 1882, 4

Venue


Grand Opera House

SE corner of N. Third and Walnut Streets, Harrisburg, PA


Opened: October 13, 1873 (Masonic Fraternity; Architect: Frank E. Davis)

Seating capacity: 1324

Destroyed (fire): February 1, 1907

Replaced by: Penn-Harris Hotel (b. 1910, demolished 1923) 

Accommodation


Oscar Wilde did not stay overnight in Harrisburg.


See story: Harrisburg-Telegraph, May 5, 1882, 1

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