January 23, 2007

Estrella Benevides and the Words On A House

The J-Walk Blog: Words On A House


The Community Improvement Commission ordered a Shoreview resident Wednesday to remove cryptic messages written on her home or face as much as $5,000 in fines.

Estrella Benevides, 46, has until Feb. 14 to erase the painted script from her home in the 1800 block of Cottage Grove Avenue, which has been covered with an inscrutable text containing biblical references, conspiracy theories and glimpses into a painful personal history…

Benevides vowed not to remove the messages, which she believes come from God, and to fight the commission’s decision, citing her First Amendment rights to free speech. Commissioners said the problem wasn’t constitutional.

More photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrneutron/365138792/in/set-72157594492703854/

There’s one that reveals the true address. And from that we learn that the zEstimate for this is: $703,341.

I wonder how a Realtor(R) could spin this house if it had to go on market as is. What do you think?

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