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Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The mansion home of one the most popular horror author of modern times 

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Horror author Stephen King was born in Maine and has used the state as the setting for many of his stories. Despite his fame and wealth, he still lives in his home state in a mansion just outside of downtown Bangor.

The houses in his neighborhood are all large and expensive-looking, but they’re close to the street, which is wide and easily accessible, with a public sidewalk winding throughout. King’s house is red with white trim, towering, and old enough to look historic. It’s also in complete full view and not hidden behind the small wrought-iron fence that envelopes the place.

That fence is a big reason why the appearance of the house is so notable. Spiders, bat-winged creatures, and a three-headed reptile all decorate the black wrought-iron.

Adapted with Permission from: The New England Grimpendium by J.W. Ocker

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