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Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458
The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (or Poe Cottage) is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It is located on Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse in The Bronx, New York, a short distance from its original location. The Poe family, which included Edgar, his wife Virginia Clemm, and her mother Maria, moved in around May 1846. In this home, Poe wrote his poems "Annabel Lee" and "Ulalume." Virginia struggled with tuberculosis and died in the cottage's first floor bedroom on January 30, 1847. Poe died a couple of years later on October 7, 1849, while in Baltimore.
The cottage was moved to its current location in 1913 and restored in 1922. It is currently owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and managed by the Bronx County Historical Society.
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