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Edgar Allen Poe Memorial Plaque

Artist:

Robert Shure

Location:

 

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Plaque

Year:

1989

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

A bronze plaque bears a bas-relief portrait of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) and records that the poet and short story writer was born in Boston. Poe published his first book of poems here in Boston, as well as his last tale. The tablet also commemorates Poe’s best known poem, “The Raven,” with a bas relief of the bird adapted from an illustration made by the French artist Edouard Manet. The plaque was designed by the sculptor Robert Shure and unveiled in 1989.

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