The Definitive Resource Of Oscar Wilde's Visits To America

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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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