The Raven Returns
edgar allan poe bicentennial celebration
THEY LOVE THEIR EDGAR IN RICHMOND, AND BALTIMORE, AND EVEN THE BRONX!
Talk about holding a grudge: 163 years after the Lyceum fiasco, Boston, until now, has been uninterested in its connection to Poe. Other cities do so much more. In order below are the Baltimore Poe House and Museum; Edgar's Cafe, on Edgar Allan Poe (West 84th) Street in Manhattan; Richmond, Virignia's Edgar Allan Poe Museum; the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia.
And then there are Poe Cottage in Poe Park, The Bronx and two gravestones in Baltimore, where "Each January 19th, whether the midnight be dreary or not, a mysterious stranger, clad in black cape and white scarf, appears at a Baltimore cemetery. He places three red roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac at the memorial to the man who lies buried in Westminster Graveyard. The man was Edgar Allan Poe." [Stuart McIver, A Toast to Edgar]