Here's the latest in my ongoing series "What Happens to the Homes of Stars Who Are Dead or Old?" from the BBC:
The family home of late country singer Patsy Cline in Winchester, Virginia, has been listed as a landmark. The house has long been a stop-off point for fans but has now been listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. There is now also a proposal for it to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. The Department of Historic Resources said the house was "a springboard for Patsy's ambitious dreams of becoming a country music star".
Cline, who was born in 1932, lived at 608 South Kent Street between the ages of 16 and 21, and again in 1957. The dining room where Cline's mother made the star's stage costumes remains largely unchanged from the 1950s. Fans have been trying to raise money to buy the house and hope to create a Patsy Cline museum.
It's sort of funny to think of the house itself being a springboard for her dreams. I'm thinking that it really wasn't that much of a factor. Although she did write a song called "My House, the One I Lived in for About Five Years Then Moved Back In a Few Years Later, Is a Springboard for My Ambitious Dreams," so maybe I'm wrong.