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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

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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.

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  1. George Myers says:

    There was quite a stir on Washington Square in the building Mr. Poe was known to have lived. As i recall there was talk to preserve its facade in the new building.

    “Poe wasn’t a native New Yorker, but he did spend an important period of his life in New York’s Greenwich Village. In 1837 Poe, his young wife, and mother-in-law relocated from Richmond to New York and resided at 113½ Carmine Street. Mrs Clemm, Poe’s mother-in-law, set up a boarding house at this Greenwich Village address while Poe wrote and published two short stories: “Von Jung, The Mystific” and “Siope – A Fable.”

    More: http://www.joannerendell.com/?page_id=229

  2. Nora Miller says:

    Love this website. I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe and can’t wait to visit these sites when I come up to New York next.

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