While it has been a tourist attraction for die-hard Stephen King fans, King's home in Bangor, Maine is about to become an official destination.
King and his wife Tabitha requested to rezone their home as a non-profit to house an archive of King's work. The Bangor City Council approved the request, according to Rolling Stone.
Visitors will be able to view King's archive through restricted appointments. Up to five writers at a time will be able to use the home as a retreat to work.
“The King Family has been wonderful to the City of Bangor over time and have donated literally millions of dollars to various causes in the community,” Ben Sprague, a Bangor city councilor, told Rolling Stone. “Preserving his legacy here in Bangor is important for this community.”
The town of Bangor, Maine was the inspiration behind the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where King's novel "It" takes place.
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