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Author Stephen Crane's Historic Jersey Shore Home to Reopen After Months-Long Makeover

A historic New Jersey home where the author of "The Red Badge of Courage" once lived is poised to reopen following an eight-month and $120,000 renovation.

The Asbury Park Press reports renovations to the Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park are scheduled to be completed on Wednesday.

The 138-year-old home has both national and state historic designations.

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The Asbury Park Historical Society bought the property in October. It has since seen interior and exterior upgrades, including to its relatively untouched parlor, which has been completely replastered and will feature a 19th-century style wallpaper.

The Victorian home also received fresh paint, roof repairs and electrical upgrades.

The historical society says the house will be refurbished and decorated after renovations are finished. It's expected to reopen later this month.

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