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Battleship House Protestor Dies

Stubborn patriot Grover Walker, 84, died in a Winter Park, Florida hospital in late July. Walker had transformed his house on Tyree Lane into a personal protest canvas. He and his family spent decades lobbying to clear his name after the US Air Force honorably discharged Walker in 1966, saying he was "mentally unfit and paranoid," according to a story in the Orlando Sentinel. At times the Walker house had been painted and decorated to look like a battleship and an American flag. Family member would climb onto a platform on their flagpole and announce grievances via loudspeaker to the neighborhood.

Though family members have even been arrested over the years for noisy demonstrations on their property, we doubt they'll continue the live events. Perhaps the house will be kept in its current state as a memorial.... [Lead from Bob Caras]

[08/05/2005]
Address:
205 Tyree Lane, Winter Park, FL
Directions:
From Hwy 426, driving east, take the second right after Lakemont Ave. onto Strathy Lane, then take the first left onto Glenwood Drive and the first right onto Tyree Lane. The house is the third one on the right. Private property. Visible from street only.
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