Baltimore's greatest romances [Pictures]
Love and loss defined the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Clemm, Wallis Warfield Simpson and King Edward VIII, H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt, and more of Baltimore's great couples.
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H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt
H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt courted for seven years -- a slow and uneven romance, according to Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, the Mencken biographer and editor of "Mencken & Sara: A Life in Letters." That was partly due to the 40-something Mencken living with his mother at the family home on Hollins Street.