Saturday, June 27, 2009
Stephen King House
The first stop we made when we got Bangor, Maine was to drive by Stephen King’s house. I’m not a stalker so these shots were taken out my window of the van. Snap, snap, snap then we were gone like a flash.
Oh I would have loved to get out and get some close-ups of this magnificent fence and gates!
A little bat adorns each gate post. By the way the house is even bigger than it looks! I saw an aerial view and the house goes back a loooong way.
A little sun flare for effect. Can you see the spiders on each gate? I think, the room upstairs with the light on is Tabitha’s office. I could be wrong though. I know Stephen King’s uses the back part of the house. And he has an office elsewhere in town. It’s not hard to found out where all this is but I’m not going to post addresses here.
I was excited to find out that the Bangor Chamber of Commerce does tours of many of the places King has used as inspiration for his novels. Like the standpipe (It) and the cemetery (Pet Semetary), etc. But I was saddened to find they are only offered once a month June-August, and as you know we were there in May.
On our way back through Bangor a few days later I snapped a couple more photos. We had stopped at Beck’s Bookstore, where I purchase a t-shirt and license plate cover (My other car is Christine). We also bought a piece signed by the artist of the Green Mile. I already have a couple of King autographs.
This house sets on the other side of the King driveway and I had noticed they seemed to have the same fence. The guy at the bookstore told us that the King’s had purchased it a couple of years ago and have already spent over $3,000,000 renovating it. They hope to use it as an office. PS - The house two doors down from them is for sale - wouldn’t that be cool?!
I also found out while there that they are very active in their community and donate much money to children’s camps and such. Really great people!