Oscar Wilde In America


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

Montreal

Quebec


Queen's Hall

Monday, May 20, 1882


The House Beautiful

Verification

Newspaper report

Montreal Daily Witness, May 22, 1882, 4



Venue


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

Accommodation


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)


Wilde returned to Montreal from Quebec City on Friday, May 19, and stayed until Monday, May 22 when he departed for Kingston, ON.


His accommodation was likely the same as his original stay in Montreal five days earlier.


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