BANGOR – Stephen and Tabitha King got city approval this week to change their homes on West Broadway into a writers’ retreat and a place to archive the horror writer’s works.
The nonprofit Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and King’s archives will move into the couple’s private home at 47 West Broadway. The white house next door at 37 West Broadway will become a retreat for up to five writers, who could stay anywhere from a day to a month.
“He has been such a great friend to the city of Bangor over the years and a great neighbor, so we’re so happy that he chose Bangor to have his archives here,” City Planner Anne Kreig said.
West Broadway is part of the historic Whitney Park District established in 1979.
Visitors already stop by the house with its black iron gates, often taking photos, dozens of times a day.
Kreig said once the move is complete, visiting hours at the archives will be by appointment only.