Maryland’s Edgar Allan Poe museum to close temporarily

Exterior of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a National Historic Landmark located at 203 N. Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe resided there in the 1830s. Displays in the museum include a lock of Poe's hair.

Exterior of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a National Historic Landmark located at 203 N. Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe resided there in the 1830s. Displays in the museum include a lock of Poe’s hair.

BALTIMORE (AP) – A Baltimore museum dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe is planning to close its doors for the winter and will reopen a changed place.

The museum, a rowhouse where Edgar Allan Poe lived from 1832 to 1835 before he found fame as a writer, normally closes for the winter in December. But this year is different.

The city, which has operated the Poe House since 1979, said two years ago that it no longer wanted the responsibility of operating the museum and removed the site’s $85,000 annual operating costs from the city budget.

Now a nonprofit called Poe Baltimore is making plans for a new operation. The Baltimore Sun reports those plans will be presented to a city board on Oct. 3.The home is expected to reopen in 2013.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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Exterior of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a National Historic Landmark located at 203 N. Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe resided there in the 1830s. Displays in the museum include a lock of Poe's hair.

Exterior of the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, a National Historic Landmark located at 203 N. Amity St. in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe resided there in the 1830s. Displays in the museum include a lock of Poe’s hair.