Oscar Wilde In America


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

Fredericton

New Brunswick


City Hall

Wednesday, October 4, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Indication

The Boston Globe, October 1, 1882, 3

VERIFICATION

Newspaper reports

The Fredericton Evening Capital, October 5, 1882, 2 (left)

The Fredericton Evening Capital, October 5, 1882, 3 (below)



Venue


City Hall

Phoenix Square and Queen Street East, Fredericton, NB


Built: 1875-76 (H. B. Crosby and O. M. Campbell)

Architects: McKean and Fairweather

Lecture Hall: City Hall auditorium on the upper story known as the Opera House

Seating: c. 800

Extended: 1975

Building extant: at 397 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 1B5


Related:
History of Fredericton : the last 200 years, Squires, W. Austin (William Austin), 1905-1978


Accommodation


Barker House

Queen Street East (nr. the corner of Regent Street), Fredericton, NB


Incorporated: 1847 (Fredericton Hotel Company)

Opened: May 18, 1853

Suites: 67

Destroyed (fire): May 26, 1939

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