Oscar Wilde In America


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

Halifax

Nova Scotia


Academy of Music

Monday, October 9, 1882


The Decorative Arts

Indication

Ottawa daily Citizen, October 9, 1882, 1

VERIFICATION

Newspaper report

Halifax Morning Chronicle, October 10, 1882, 3

[Original unseen as noted by Kevin O’Brien in Oscar Wilde in Canada: An Apostle for the Arts, 1982, p. 131 (note p. 189).]


Report entitled: “Oscar Wilde’s Lecture Last Night”.


Grip, October 21, 1882, Vol. XIX No. 22, p. 2

Venue


Academy of Music

Barrington Street, at Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS


Built: 1876

Opened: 1877

Seating: 1500

Renamed: 1918 (The Majestic)

Demolished: 1929

Replaced by: Capitol Theatre (1930)

Accommodation


Waverley Hotel

Pleasant Street, Halifax, NS (now 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y5


Built: c. 1800, as a private residence

Converted: 1876 as Waverley House

Extant: as Waverley Inn


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