Recently, I was at New London Superior Court for a pretrial conference. The conference was scheduled for 10:00 in the morning. By the time I arrived, all of the “good parking spaces” were taken.
I ended up parking on Franklin Street just down the road from the court’s parking lot.
As I pulled onto Franklin Street, I saw an unmistakable little pink house with a sign that read “The Kelo House”. Now, I’m not that familiar with New London but I knew enough about it’s geography to know that I wasn’t in the Fort Trumbull area (the setting of the famous case of Kelo v. City of New London).
Then it clicked that Mrs. Kelo lost her case. It occurred to me that the house had been relocated.
As I walked over to the house, I saw this monument in front (click on the picture to read it):
Here’s a very poor picture of the house:
If you’re ever in New London Superior court make sure to take a minute and check out Mrs. Kelo’s house. Her case is one of the most famous cases from Connecticut to ever be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.