- " 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)
Mrs. Tannen's name was displayed on a sign hanging over the front door.
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.