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- " He [Marty] pressed the talk button on his walkie-talkie. / 'Yo, Doc! I'm at the address — it's the only Tannen in the phone book. But this can't be Biff's house. It looks like some old lady lives here.' / At least, that's what he heard coming from the house, some old lady yelling all sorts of things. / Marty pulled out his binoculars to get a closer look. He could see a lot more this way, like the fact that the house really needed painting, or all those signs all over the yard. Marty read them one by one: / KEEP OFF THE GRASS! / What grass? From the few scruffy yellow strands left in the dirt, it looked like the lawn had died years ago. / But there were other signs, forbidding just about everything else: / NO PARKING! / NO TRESPASSING! / VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED! / THIS MEANS YOU! / And finally, slightly smaller and behind all the others: / TANNEN / Yep, on second thoughts, this was just the sort of place Biff Tannen would come from. "
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, pages 140 and 141)
It does not appear that the Tannen family encouraged visitors, judging by the large handwritten sign at the gate reading NO TRESPASSING! / VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED / THIS MEANS YOU!! A post bearing a handwritten KEEP OFF THE GRASS! sign was also stuck into the lawn.
Behind the scenes
- Interestingly enough, this house is only three houses down from Lorraine's house in real life on Bushnell Street in Pasadena.
- The Part II novelization states the address as being 2311 Mason Street.