164 years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe mysteriously died. Despite having departed over a century and a half ago, Poe has not been forgotten. New York City goes above other cities in memorializing this great American author. Below are 9 sites in NYC where you can remember Poe:
1. Raven Mantel
Located in Butler Library at Columbia University, the Raven Mantel was located in Poe’s room at the Brennan farmhouse. It was saved when the farmhouse was demolished because it had a cameo in the poem and Poe even allegedly etched his initials into it. Check out our previous coverage of the Mantel’s odyssey from farmhouse to Columbia, where Untapped Cities discovered it lying fallow in a storage room. It was later moved to a more visible location after articles by Untapped staff in Columbia Magazine and The New York Times.