Weekly NY Photo #59

The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, situated on what is now the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, was built around 1912.

It wasn’t actually owned by Poe, but rented by him from 1846 to 1849, for the sum of $100 per year.

Edgar Allen Poe was an an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, best known perhaps for his darkly-themed poems and short stories.

A few of his best-known works are:

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

…and, of course, his most famous poem – The Raven.

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