Last Saturday, dozens of visitors were able once again to view the newly refurbished cottage that was home to celebrated American poet and author Edgar Allen Poe in the mid 19th century. The city’s parks department and Bronx Historical Society re-opened the cottage doors on October 15 in Poe Park, showcasing the historical home’s year-long $500,000 face lift.
Edgar Allen Poe moved into this white cottage in 1844 with his wife, Virginia. His original rocking chair is on display. The study upstairs and master bedroom, which contains his original bed, are still under renovation and are set to open later this year.