Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead which offers macabre tours in New York City, will explore Poe’s New York, framed by his own writings, such as his Doings of Gotham, which chronicled current events in the city in 1844, the anniversary of Poe’s death at the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum in the city of New York.
Janes will also discuss his works The Balloon-Hoax, the Mystery of Marie Roget, The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar, and The Raven and delve into some of Poe’s myriad interests: phrenology and mesmerism as well as true crime, murder, and scandal. Along the way, she will address and clarify myths and urban legends.
Doings of Gotham: Edgar Allan Poe in New York City will be held on Monday, October 7, at 6:30 pm, the anniversary of Poe’s death.
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Andrea Janes is also the author of a collection of short horror stories, Boroughs of the Dead: New York City Ghost Stories.
Merchant’s House Museum is located at 29 East 4th Street, New York. Built in 1832, it’s considered one of the finest surviving examples of domestic architecture from the late-Federal and Greek Revival period. In New York City, it was the first building designated in the borough of Manhattan following the passing of the Landmarks Preservation law in April 1965. It is one of only 120 interior landmarks in the City, and one of only 6 residences. In 1966, the Merchant’s House was recognized as a National Historic Landmark (one of only 2,400) and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Photo of Edgar Allan Poe provided.