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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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  • Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street

    Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street
    "You might call him 'The Leader of the Cult of the Unusual' " —Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe, whose creepy tales of terror continue to thrill new generations of readers, lived in a crowded household from 1832 to 1835 at what is now 203 N. Amity St....
  • Poe House to reopen for weekends in October

    Poe House to reopen for weekends in October
    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, shuttered since September 2012, will open on weekends in October, offering a "sneak peak" at what visitors will experience when it reopens for good next spring. "There aren't any major changes," said Kristen...
  • Poppleton redevelopment moves forward

    Poppleton redevelopment moves forward
    The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum today looks onto a tree stump and a grassy lot, but that view could soon change with the construction of two large, orange-accented apartment buildings. It's the first phase of a long-awaited redevelopment of the...
  • New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown

    New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown
    In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native. Now, a...
  • CHAP executive director to retire in March

    CHAP executive director to retire in March
    The longtime head of Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, who oversaw its fight to protect the city’s old structures for more than three decades, announced her retirement Tuesday. Kathleen Kotarba, a 1975...
  • Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore

    Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore
    Even in a city defiantly proud of its quirks, the Poe Toaster stood out. Every year for more than half a century, in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19, a mysterious figure would quietly leave three roses and a half-emptied bottle of cognac on the...
  • Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe

    Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe
    Mr. Poe, the microphone is yours. A group of selected mediums and psychics will be spending a March weekend trying to reach Edgar Allan Poe, the literary giant and creator of the modern detective story who has made Baltimore his permanent home since...
  • Preserving our past: Ownership isn't the issue

    Preserving our past: Ownership isn't the issue
    What is the future for Baltimore's city-owned historic properties? The Baltimore Sun has reported that Baltimore City is hiring an appraisal firm to determine the "market value" of 15 city-owned historic properties. Baltimore Heritage has asked...
  • Don't sell off Baltimore's heritage, flaunt it instead

    Baltimore is one of the oldest cities in the United States, with a wealth of history and historical landmarks. It's amazing how the City Council thinks it owns those historic landmarks ("Ownership isn't the issue," April 4). How presumptuous of them to...
  • Poe House could operate as part of the B&O Museum

    Poe House could operate as part of the B&O Museum
    A consultant charged by city officials with exploring ways of keeping Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum open and making it self-sufficient is recommending that it be operated in partnership with the nearby B&O Railroad Museum. Under the...
  • Newfound Poe manuscript to be displayed in Richmond

    Newfound Poe manuscript to be displayed in Richmond
    A handwritten draft of one of Edgar Allan Poe's earliest poems and a letter to author Washington Irving are among a handful of items that will be part of an exhibit opening April 26 at a Richmond, Va., museum devoted to the writer. "This is the kind of...