But if real estate sales is all about "location, location, location," the same can be said for tourist attractions. And the Poe House has always faced a major stumbling block: Its location, 203 N. Amity St. in West Baltimore, is far from the Inner Harbor's tourist areas. That makes it very tough to attract paying customers. It's the same problem that led to the H.L. Mencken's house closing years ago -- and one that is tough to solve. If only he had lived in Fells Point, closer to the spot where he died.