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85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street)

 
 
85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 21, 2015
1. 85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street) Marker
Inscription.  In 1845-46, Edgar Allan Poe resided near this site in a house built in 1835 for Judah Hammond. It was here that Poe wrote “The facts in the case of M. Valdemar”, “The Sphinx”’ and began “The Cask of Amontillado”’ as well as the “Literati of New York City”. The current façade is an interpretative reconstruction.
 
Location. 40° 43.802′ N, 73° 59.938′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 3rd Street near Thompson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 West 3rd Street, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judson Church Offices and Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Judson Memorial Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Loeb Student Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Lyman Holley (about 500 feet away); Fiorello La Guardia Statue (about 500 feet away); Chaim Gross (1904-1991) (about
85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 21, 2015
2. 85 West Third Street (Originally Amity Street)
The marker is to the right of the door of the "imaginative reconstruction".
600 feet away); Mascha Kaleko (about 600 feet away); Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
85 West Third Street, 1940 NYC Tax Photo image. Click for full size.
By NYC archives, 1940
3. 85 West Third Street, 1940 NYC Tax Photo
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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