Our wonderful founder and Editor-in-Chief, A. N. Devers, wrote about the many struggles of Edgar Allan Poe’s many houses for the New Yorker’s Book Bench.
But woe is Poe. Times were always remarkably tough for Poe during his short life, and the same has been true for these houses in Poe’s afterlife. I have been to the houses multiple times. I once visited the Baltimore house on Halloween weekend to watch an actor perform “The Tell-Tale Heart” in one of the bedrooms. I guess I’m a bit of a Poe-house fanatic.
See also, the NYTimes’ report: Fiscal Woe Haunting Baltimore Poe House