Published Sep 23, 2018Jack White once paid big bucks to restore a Detroit baseball diamond, and he's also restored countless musical treasures via his Third Man Records label. Now, here's his latest restoration project: the house from the 1983 film The Outsiders.
Portland Press Herald reports that White donated $30,000 USD ($38,792 CAD) to help restore the house from Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of the classic 1967 S.E. Hinton novel.
A Tulsa man named Danny O'Connor had been trying to raise $75,000 to turn the property into something called the Outsiders House Museum. Over on GoFundMe, you can see a record of White's donation.
The Outsiders House Museum's website reads:
Stepping into the museum gives fans young and old a chance to stand in the living room where Ponyboy and Darry quarrel, visit the kitchen and recall all the talk about chocolate cake for breakfast, see Dallas Winston's leather jacket, hear about the mysterious disappearance and reappearance of Francis Ford Coppola's Director's Chair, see rare and never before seen photos, movie artifacts and more.
The museum is set to open in late 2018.