Poe’s Cottage

Years of love have been forgot
In the hatred of a minute

-Edgar Allan Poe

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The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage was his final residence in 1849. In this farmhouse, after losing his wife, Virginia, to tuberculosis, Poe wrote Annabel Lee, Ulalume, The Bells, and Eureka, some of his best known works. Refurbished and restored, the Cottage looks as it did when Poe lived here — down to the colors of the walls. The sparsely furnished main floor includes, among other items, a 19th-century cast-iron stove, a rocking chair, a desk, and other furnishings that may have been used by Poe. A narrow staircase leads to the couple’s bedroom, whose ceiling is barely six feet high.

Bronx County Historical Society

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