Poe house in Bal­ti­more named lit­er­ary land­mark

Antelope Valley Press - - SECOND FRONT -

BAL­TI­MORE — A na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sent­ing li­braries is hon­or­ing the Edgar Al­lan Poe House and Mu­seum in Bal­ti­more.

A di­vi­sion of the Amer­i­can Li­brary As­so­ci­a­tion has added the Poe house to its na­tional reg­istry of Lit­er­ary Land­marks. The mu­seum will host a ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony on Sun­day, which co­in­cides with the cel­e­bra­tion of the 211th an­niver­sary of Poe’s birth.

The house is the first lit­er­ary site in Mary­land to be in­cluded in the reg­istry, the organizati­on said. Pre­vi­ous ded­i­ca­tions have in­cluded the homes of Ten­nessee Wil­liams, Mar­jorie Kin­nan Rawl­ings and Wil­liam Faulkner.

The mas­ter of Gothic hor­ror lived at the Bal­ti­more house as an adult from 1833 to 1835. It be­came a mu­seum in 1949 and was des­ig­nated a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark in 1971.

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