Stephen & Tabitha King have received city council approval to rezone their Bangor ME home as a non-profit, with plans to turn it into a museum. Stephen King’s personal archives, previously housed at the University of Maine, will be moved to the home and made available to scholars and other visitors by appointment. A house next door, also owned by the Kings, will accommodate up to five writers-in-residence at a time. The Kings moved into the home in 1980, but in recent years have spent most of their time traveling, staying elsewhere in Maine, and in Florida. The red house is already something of a tourist attraction, drawing fans to snap selfies in front of the elaborate wrought-iron gate with its depictions of spiderwebs and winged, batlike creatures.
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