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Maya Angelou’s Harlem brownstone sells for $2.3M

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The 3,500-square-foot house was built in 1900

Courtesy of Warburg Realty

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.

Angelou, who passed away in 2014 at 86, lived in another nearby brownstone during the time she resided in New York, the Post says. The house where she lived at 58 West 120th Street was sold in 2016.

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.