EDGAR ALLAN POE IN NEW YORK CITY
1831, February 19-May 1831 – (location unknown, unmarried), In May 1831, Poe moved to Baltimore.
1837, Early February – Poe returned to New York with wife Virginia and mother-in-law, Mrs. Maria Clemm and lived at Sixth Avenue (now Avenue of the Americas) and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village. They shared a floor with bookseller, William Gowans. Later, the family moved to 113 1/2 Carmine Street, also in Greenwich Village. Sometime in 1837 Poe visited the Northern Dispensary, Waverly Place & Christopher Street, Greenwich Village (the building still exists) to get remedies for a cold. Sometime in the summer of 1838, the family moved to Philadelphia.
1842, June 24 – Poe visited New York alone and stayed about a week (location unknown).
1844, April 6 – Poe returned to New York with Virginia, staying at the Depot Hotel. He rented a room at 130 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan (the financial district today), then near the Hudson River. Sometime in May, Mrs. Clemm joined them.
1844, Early June? – The family moved to the two-story farmhouse of Patrick and Mary Brennan, on West 84th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway (today, the Upper West Side). Then, it was the countryside. They stayed there until about January 25, 1845 and moved back down to New York City proper to 154 Greenwich Street (today, in Lower Manhattan’s financial district).
1845, About May – The family moved to a boarding house at 195 East Broadway (today, part of the Lower East Side).
1845, Before October – The family moved to 85 Amity Street (later known as 85 West 3rd Street – torn down in 2001 by New York University), just south of Washington Square in Greenwich Village. [Note: the building’s façade has been incorporated into the West 3rd Street exterior [between Sullivan and Thompson streets] of Furman Hall, part of NYU School of Law].
1846, After February 14 – The family left 85 Amity Street and moved to “the country.” The family seems to have lived for several months in a house near the East River at what is today East 47th The neighborhood is now called Turtle Bay; the house was likely at the site of the United Nations.
1846, Late Spring-early Summer – The family moved to Fordham village in Westchester County (to Poe Cottage, today in The Bronx and part of New York City since 1874). Virginia died there on January 30, 1847. It was Poe’s final home. He died in Baltimore while on a trip on October 7, 1849. Today, Poe Cottage is a museum, open to the public.