Bronx’s Poe House to Get Modernist Visitors’ Center


The charmingly period-accurate Edgar Allen Poe House on Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx is a little-visited landmark that housed the legendary writer in some of his final years. But the Bronx Historical Society is hoping that a modernist visitors’ center will add to the appeal: Designed by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori, it would provide a stark counterpoint to the quaint 1812 home. [Real Deal via Curbed NY]