Edgar Allan Poe House Historical

Edgar Allan Poe House Historical (HM1WZN)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21223
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.478', W 76° 37.99'

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For several years, Edgar Allan Poe shared this modest home with his invalid grandmother (Elizabeth Cairnes), his first cousins (Virginia and Henry Celmm), and his aunt (Maria Clemm) who was desperately poor but still willing to provide a home for her temperamental young nephew. Following the appearance of cholera in Baltimore during the summer of 1832, the family moved from the relatively congested area of Fell's Point to this little duplex, surrounded then by countryside and pastureland. At that time the address was number 3 Amity Street.

It was here that Poe decided to turn his hand from writing poetry to fiction. A number of early tales were presumably written in this house, including the gruesome "Berenice." According to family tradition, a brief marriage ceremony was performed in Baltimore between Poe and Virginia on September 21, 1835, where shortly thereafter Poe left for Richmond, Virginia.

His death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849 remains a compelling mystery with no firm cause of death. His burial place, an internationally recognized literary shrine, is located at the Westminster Burying Grounds in Baltimore at the corner of Fayette and Greene streets.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed BySheila Dixon, Mayor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359159 N 4350374
Decimal Degrees39.29130000, -76.63316667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.478', W 76° 37.99'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 28.68" N, 76° 37' 59.4" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 N Amity St, Baltimore MD 21223, US
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