Edgar Allen Poe cottage in Fordham opens to public

An historic home along the Grand Concourse is finally open to visitors after nearly a year of renovations. The cottage is the former home of

FORDHAM - An historic home along the Grand Concourse is finally open to visitors after nearly a year of renovations. The cottage is the former home of poet Edgar Allen Poe, and is now open to the public after a $2 million renovation. The walls, floors and ceiling have all been replaced, and project organizers say they are looking forward to tourists' response. "It's important to have this house located in Fordham to remind people, especially people coming from other countries, that there is a rich history in The Bronx," says Angel Hernandez, of the Bronx Historical Society. The home is open to the public on weekends and to school tour groups during the week.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 17
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is putting out 2 News 12 gets inside look at 1st BX business directory
Experts offer advice on reducing healthcare costs at 3 Tips to reduce health care costs
Two arms without hands believed to have been 4 More body parts found at Bronx garbage facility
Tuesday is national Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day, 5 Word on the Street: Resolutions

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE