Where is Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe's location of death?
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In the spring of 1846, Edgar Allan Poe moved his young wife and aunt to the Fordham neighborhood in the Bronx, which is in New York City to the north of Manhattan. The house was called Poe Cottage and it is still standing today at the corner of E. Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse. It was is small two story house with a front porch. Virginia had suffered from consumption (tuberculosis) for several years before her death. She was not even twenty-one years old when she was diagnosed. Virginia was at home playing the piano one day when she began to cough up blood. This occurrence led to her diagnosis. Poe became a workaholic as he struggled to earn enough money to care for his sickly wife. Her condition worsened. Virginia finally passed away at the young age of twenty-four in a bedroom on the first floor of the cottage in Fordham. Poe often visited his wife's grave.