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