Oscar Wilde In America

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



Queen's Hall

Monday, May 15, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper report

Montreal Daily Witness, May 16, 1882, 4

Wilde's first lecture in Canada.

Newspaper article

Montreal Daily Witness, May 15, 1882, 4

Newspaper advertisement

Montreal Daily Witness, May 13, 1882, 4


Queen’s Hall

NW corner of St. Catherine and Victoria Streets, Montreal, QC (now the location of Complexe Les Ailes)

Built: 1880 (as a music hall)

Seating capacity: 1159

Converted: 1891 (as a theater)

Destroyed (fire): 1899


Windsor Hotel

1488-89 Peel Street, at the corner of Dorchester Street West, Montreal, QC (now 1155 René Lévesque Boulevard West)

Construction started: 1875

Construction completed: January 28, 1878

Partially destroyed (fire): 1957

Demolished: 1957-59

Replaced by: CIBC Tower (opened 1962, extant)

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