A visit to Poe’s Baltimore

Over the weekend I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the house and gravesite of Edgar Allen Poe in Baltimore. It was an amazing experience to be within the house where he transitioned from a poet to a short fiction writer.

The brick home, then numbered 3 Amity St.,[4] and now numbered 203 North Amity Street, is assumed to have been built in 1830 and rented by Poe’s aunt Maria Clemm in 1832. Clemm was joined in the home with her ailing mother, Elizabeth Cairnes Poe, and her daughter Virginia Clemm. Edgar Allan Poe moved in with the family in 1833[4] around the age of 23, after leaving West Point. Virginia was 10 years old at the time; Poe would marry her three years later, though their only public ceremony was in 1836. Poe lived in the house from about 1833 to 1835. (source: Wikipedia)

Some of his works believed to have been written here include:

Stories
MS. Found in a Bottle
Lionizing: A Tale
Shadow-A Parable
Berenice
Morella
King Pest the First. A Tale containing an Allegory
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

Poems
“Latin Hymn”
“Enigma”
“Serenade”
“The Coliseum”

After visiting his gravesite at Westminster Hall, I stopped off at the oldest running saloon in the United States, allegedly the very place that Edgar Allen Poe had his last drink.

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