The Poe House woes have come to an end!
The city Board of Estimates has chosen Maryland firm Cultural Resources Management Group (CRMG) to draft a plan to make the historic house self-sufficient by July 2012. CRMG was chosen among four similar firms, each of which specializes in managing historic properties.
The winning firm will be given $45,000 to draft their plan, the aim of which will be to keep the museum solvent permanently. Until this year, the city had spent $85,000 annually on the house since it gained ownership of the property in 1979.
A spokesperson for CRMG said the firm expects to have their plan finalized by late 2011 or early 2012. Good luck to them in finding a solution!