Pink House That Inspired a Nation Reopens This Weekend

Monday marks the third anniversary of the decision in Kelo v. New London. Three years on, while the Fort Trumbull neighborhood remains mostly vacant, 42 states have strengthened their eminent domain laws and now, after being dismantled, transported across the city and painstakingly reassembled, Susette Kelo’s house is set to become a New London landmark.


From the IJ release:

The little pink house that launched a nationwide property rights movement is standing at a new location in New London, Conn. On Saturday, June 21, at 1 p.m., the Institute for Justice (IJ) will kick off a weekend celebration of property rights by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party to pay tribute to the fact that Susette Kelo’s historic house has found a new home at 36 Franklin Street in the heart of New London.

“Like the home of Paul Revere in Boston, Susette Kelo’s little pink house can now take its place alongside other historic American homes that have changed this nation for the better,” said IJ Senior Attorney Scott Bullock, who argued the Kelo case before the U.S. Supreme Court. “The house will stand as a monument to the bravery of Susette Kelo and her neighbors, and to the thousands of others who have battled and are battling unlawful land grabs across the country.”

More details here.