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Bronx, New York

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

The famous author's cottage hideaway.  

When Poe lived in this cottage, the Bronx was a country area. Poe used the cottage to write many of his poems. It now resides in a starkly different area but can still be visited by those interested in Poe and his work.

He came her to try to save his wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, who had Tuberculosis. He had hoped to ensure she had plenty of fresh air, before this city became urbanized and looked how it does today. The bed Virginia died in is still in the cottage.

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Accessible from B,D Trains at Kingsbridge Road Station

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