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Where Poe wrote The Raven

 
 
Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander
1. Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker
Inscription. Edgar Allan Poe and his family lived in a farmhouse on this site in 1844 where he finished writing "The Raven".
 
Location. 40° 47.214′ N, 73° 58.621′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 84 Street 0.1 miles west of Amsterdam Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 West 84 Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tecumseh Playground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamilton Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Barnett Newman (approx. half a mile away); George and Ira Gershwin (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Edgar Allan Poe image. Click for full size.
By Samuel Stillman Osgood, 1845
2. Edgar Allan Poe
This 1845 portrait of Edgar Allan Poe by Samuel Stillman Osgood hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Edgar Allan Poe is popularly known for his poem ‘The Raven’ (1844), and like the raven itself, Poe was a dark presence amid the optimism of early American culture. Not for him was the glorification of the individual or the celebration of nature as life-giving. Poe peeled back the underside of America to sketch a world in which nothing, especially human motivation, was transparent, predictable, or even knowable. In their dark, hallucinatory imagery, Poe's writings profoundly influenced such European poets as Baudelaire and Rimbaud. In America, his voice is still singular for the strength with which it spoke against the spirit of the Romantic age in which he lived. Poe's great subject was death, and he seemed to court it in his life as well as art, dying early after proving himself unable to function in the society he dissected so remorselessly.” — National Portrait Gallery
Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker's building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 24, 2016
3. Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker's building
Oddly, the building is called "Eagle Court".
Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker's building entrance image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 24, 2016
4. Where Poe wrote The Raven Marker's building entrance
The marker is visible to the left of the entrance, which is flanked by two eagle statues.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on November 23, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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