Edgar Allan Poe's Former Dorm Room

Edgar Allan Poe's Former Dorm Room

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Marcia Prentice
Aug 10, 2010
Dorm rooms are known for lacking personality and character and some students avoid them at all cost. If they allowed students to occupy this particular room, I am certain there would be a long waiting line to reside here — it's Edgar Allan Poe's former dorm room at the University of Virginia.

Over 100 years ago, the president of the university assigned the upkeep of the poet's dorm to the Raven Society, which is named after Poe's most famous work and recognizes academic excellence. The room has undergone renovation twice and requires periodic cleaning — the window looking into the dorm frequently has smudges from students trying to sneak a peak. I know where I will be visiting on my next trip to Virginia.

MORE INFO: UVA Magazine

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Images: The University of Virginia Magazine, Wikimedia Commons, Captain Sugar High

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