Oscar Wilde In America


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

Newark

New Jersey


Park Theatre

Tuesday, May 9, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report (below)

Newark Morning Record, May 10, 1882, 1


Newspaper Advertisement Opposite)

Newark Morning Record, May 9, 1882


Note in the advertisement that at the same theatre on the day after Wilde's lecture, there is a performance of the comic opera Patience which Wilde was being used to promote.



Venue


Park Theatre

14-16 West Park Street*, Newark, NJ


As the Park Presbyterian Church

Dedicated: 1850

Occupied: 1851

Abandoned and sold: 1872


As the Park Theatre

Remodeled: c. 1872

Closed as a theatre: c. 1887


As a library

Reconstructed: c. 1887 by the Newark Library Association

Occupied: 1889-1901 (by the Free Public Library)

Occupied: 1901 (by the New Jersey Historical Society)

Now demolished.


West Park Street is now more commercially renamed Prudential Dr. for the 20-story annex to the Prudential HQ that now stands there. As a reminder of its former west-side counterpart, East Park Street still exists across Broad Street beyond Military Park.

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