Oscar Wilde In America


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

Kingston

Ontario


Opera House

Monday, May 22, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Verification

Newspaper report

The British Whig, (Kingston), May 23, 1882


Newspaper advertisement

The British Whig (Kingston), May 17, 1882

Venue


(Martin's) Opera House

Corner of Montreal and Princess Streets, Kingston, ON (now 218 Princess Street)


Building completed: 1878 (John Power and Sons, architects) 

Opened: January 6, 1879

Seating capacity: 1100

Destroyed (fire): December 6, 1898

Replaced by: Grand Opera House (now the Grand Theatre, extant)

Accommodation


The British American Hotel

Corner of Clarence and King Streets, Kingston, ON


Built: 1807 (as Walker House)

Name changed: 1836 (The British American Hotel)

Destroyed (fire): 1963

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