Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John H. B. Latrobe House
Poe had come to Baltimore in the spring of 1831, after his dismissal from West Point. He had no money, no trade and no reputation. The four years he spent in Baltimore were a period of intense creativity. His major effort during those years were sixteen tales he wrote for the Folio Club, an imaginary literary club of his creation. One of these sixteen tales was “MS. Found in a Bottle.”
The prize for this story, the public recognition that it brought and the lifelong friendship it generated between Poe and literary patron Kennedy helped to launch Poe on his brilliant career. He left Baltimore in 1835 to become editor of the Southern Literary Messenger.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 17.64′ N, 76° 36.977′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on West Mulberry Street (U.S. 40). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 West Mulberry Street, Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Cardinal Gibbons Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating an American Culture: The Golden Age of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Bicentennial Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Enoch Pratt Free Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Industrial Exchange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rectory of Old St. Paulís Parish (about 300 feet away); Pope John Paul II Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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