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Quoth the Raven ..”Edgar was a poet and he didn’t even know it.”

A pictorial tour of the oldest house in Richmond, Virginia ( the Edgar Allan Poe Museum).

Oldest House in Richmond

Oldest House in Richmond

Once upon a midnight dreary.. Edgar lived and wrote in Richmond, Virginia.

back of the museum

back of the museum

Ghastly grim and ancient raven.. with fiery eyes perched up in a dark corner.

Edgar's Raven

Edgar’s Raven

On this home by Horror haunted.. Edgar did not live here in this exact house, but he lived in many other homes around Richmond ( one of them very close by). This old home houses his artifacts.

The Edgar Allen Poe Museum House

The Edgar Allan Poe Museum House

Sitting lonely on the placid bust.. A marble sculpture of one of America’s famous writers. Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and died on Oct. 7, 1849. He died a mysterious death at only 40 years old.

Bust of Edgar Allen Poe

Bust of Edgar Allen Poe

For the rare and radiant maiden.. Edgar Allan Poe married his 13 year old cousin when he was 27.  A ‘Tell-Tale’ sign of his creepiness. Back in the day, it was common to marry at such a young age.

Mrs. Poe

Mrs. Poe

This I sat engaged and guessing.. Poe had his chair back cut so that he would sit up straight to write when he worked for the magazine ‘The Southern Literary Messenger’.

Poe's Writing Chair

Poe’s Writing Chair

Darkness there and nothing more.. Behind the home is a beautiful courtyard. Brick walkways, flowing fountains and many rose bushes in the gardens.

The Coutryard

The Courtyard

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, shall be lifted – nevermore.. Edgar Allan Poe was known to be eccentric and a drug user. His stories and poems were frequently spooky and at times, quite gruesome.

Poe's Portrait

Poe’s Portrait

Rapping, tapping- Surely that is something at my windows lattice..inside a stairwell of the home.

A window in the stairwell

A window in the stairwell

Open here I flung the shutter.. a 1737  home.

shutters

Then methought, the air grew denser…

gate

By that Heaven that bends above us..by that God we both adore

1737 Oldest Home in Richmond

1737 Oldest Home in Richmond

More on Poe and the museum…

Edgar Allan Poe Museum : Poe’s life, legacy, and Works : Richmond, Virginia.

A red rose is mysteriously left each year on Poe's grave in Baltimore, Md.

A red rose is mysteriously left each year on Poe’s grave in Baltimore, Md.

The Oldest Home in Richmond..NeverMore

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