Edgar Allan Poe is notoriously known for his suspense writings and eerie tales, but did you know he once called Baltimore home? For just a short couple of years, Poe lived here in a top floor room and it is also where he began courting his wife, Virginia.
The home was recently built when Maria Clemm began renting the home on Amity Street in 1832. Also living in the home was her mother and younger sister, Virginia. Maria Clemm happened to be Edgar Allan Poe’s aunt.
He moved in with Maria and the others in 1833. His room was on the top floor and only has a 6 foot ceiling at the tallest point.
After living in the house for several years, he moved out of the home in 1835. Poe married Virginia, his first cousin, in 1836.
Poe passed away in October of 1849 and is buried in a cemetery nearby.
The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is located at 203 N Amity Street in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
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