- "So you're the son-of-a-bitch that's been stealing my newspapers!"
- —Mr. Strickland
The Strickland residence was located a few houses away from Hill Valley High School.
In an alternate 1985, the school had burned down six years before, and former principal Stanford S. Strickland dealt with a constant threat of drive-by shootings and newspaper theft as he struggled vainly to keep order in a world gone mad.
Marty McFly happened upon it by chance as he ran from Lyon Estates to Courthouse Square in 1985A; as he did so, three police cars — with strobe lights flashing and sirens sounding — sped past the entrance to the neighborhood. When Marty picked up a copy of the Hill Valley Telegraph from the front porch to find out what year it was, he encountered Strickland, who was wearing a bulletproof vest over his nightshirt and racking a pump-action shotgun. Just as Strickland was about to use the weapon to literally ruin Marty's prospects of fathering children by Jennifer Parker forever, another drive-by shooting by an armed gang of five occurred and, ironically, saved Marty by interrupting Strickland.
It is unknown if Strickland was already living there in the real 1985.