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Saint John

New Brunswick

Mechanics’ Institute

Thursday, October 5, 1882

The Decorative Arts


Newspaper reports

The Gazette (Montreal, QC), October 6, 1882, 1

The St. Andrews Bay Pilot, October 12, 1882, 2

The Gazette (Montreal, QC), October 14, 1882, 2

Wilde lectured again in St. John on October 13, 1882.

Mechanics’ Institute to the left of St. John’s Anglican church (the ‘Stone Church’), c. 1865.


Mechanics’ Institute
Carleton Street, Saint John, NB

Organized: 1838

Built: 1840

Accommodation: Lecture Hall, Museum, Library, Reading Room, Committee Room, other apartments

Closed: 1890, later demolished


Royal Hotel

King and Germain Streets, Saint John, NB

Built: 1881

Demolished: 1970s

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