Edgar Allan Poe House

206 Bradford Ave., Fayetteville, North Carolina

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This is the home of Edgar Allen Poe, the successful Fayetteville brickyard owner, not the writer. Mr. Poe owned a brickyard and supplied bricks to build a number of Fayetteville buildings, some still standing today. Ironically, while Mr. Poe made his living from bricks, his home is made of wood. The home was built in 1897 and exhibits eastlake detailing, exterior sawnwork, tongue-and-groove wainscoting and bullseye molding throughout the interior. Since this home is typical for a middle class American family during the period, there is a lot to learn about life at this time through a tour of the home and its contents.

Information source: visitfayettevillenc.com

Photo taken by John Reidy in September 2008

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1983
Reference number
83001869
NR name
Poe, Edgar Allan, House
Architectural style
Victorian: Stick/Eastlake
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1896
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • February 13, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 4, 2010: New photo from John Reidy

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