A Harlem brownstone once owned by acclaimed poet, autobiographer, and activist Maya Angelou has sold for $2.3 million, the New York Post first reported.
Located at 29 East 129th Street—between Fifth and Madison Avenues—the three-story house has three full-floor rental units; four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a backyard garden.
The 3,500-square-foot house, built in 1900, had listed for $2.499 million. Kemdi Anosike of Warburg Realty Partnership had the listing. City records show that Angelou bought the townhouse in 2001.
Though Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri and she often traveled around the world, she settled in New York City in the 1950s where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild, sang at the Apollo, and later became involved in the civil rights movement.