FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The house where Lizzie Borden lived after she was acquitted of the ax murders of her father and stepmother is getting a makeover.
The bottom half of the Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Fall River, known as Maplecroft, has been painted emerald green, and the top half buff, to replicate the way it looked when Lizzie and her sister, Emma, purchased it in 1893.
The new owner, Kristee Bates, tells The Herald News she has hired two Borden experts and her goal is to make the home look as it did inside and out as when the Borden sisters lived there, and open it to the public.
Borden lived there from 1894 until her death in 1927. It is not the house where Andrew and Abby Borden were killed in 1892.