EDGAR ALLAN POE IN THE BRONX
Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage, now located at Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse. A small wooden farmhouse built about 1812, the cottage once commanded unobstructed vistas over the rolling Bronx hills to the shores of Long Island. It was a bucolic setting in which the great writer penned many of his most enduring poetical works, including “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”
Administered by The Bronx County Historical Society since 1975, the cottage is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is located in Poe Park in Fordham.
A CLOSER LOOK