Edgar Allan Poe House
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
Erected by Sheila Dixon, Mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 17.478′ N, 76° 37.99′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Amity Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Amity Street, Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Edgar Allan Poe House (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); The Western District Station House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Irish Railroad Workers Shrine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brig. General Lewis A. Armistead (approx. 0.4 miles away); National Independence in the Revolution and War of 1812 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Perkins Square Gazebo (approx. 0.4 miles away); CSX Corporation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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