Christopher and Ruffin Vaughn, attributed builders
Fayetteville, Cumberland County
206 Bradford Ave., Fayetteville, NC
The Poe house stands on land that was originally part of the United States Arsenal and was sold off after the Civil War burning of the arsenal. Poe was a brick manufacturer at a time of rapid building in Fayetteville. The turned and sawnwork ornament of the porch and entrance are believed to have been made at Vaughn's Novelty Works. See Linda Jasperse, Edgar Allan Poe House, National Register of Historic Places nomination, 1982. The nomination drew upon information from Poe's daughter, Miss Elizabeth Winslow Poe, from an interview of November 6, 1978, and a letter of June 25, 1979.