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YEARS OF CONFLICT
1966: El Paso County denies Starr Kempf a variance to build an auxiliary studio at his Pine Grove Avenue home. Three months later, the board changes its mind.
1978: Starr erects his first lawn sculpture, Charger.
July 1994: Starr erects his last monumental
sculpture, Sunrise Serenade.
April 1995: Starr commits suicide. Lottie Kempf pulls out of plan to deed Starr's property to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
1998: Lottie begins advertising and giving tours of the property. Neighbors complain.
July 1998: Lottie files for a historic designation that would allow her to run a business out of the home.
October 1998: Historic Preservation Board rejects Lottie's request.
May 1999: Lottie tells the city zoning laws do not apply to her property.
Summer 1999: Lottie and neighbors call police 14 times on each other, alleging harassment and disturbances of peace.
September 1999: City sues to make Lottie stop operating commercial business from home.
March 2000: District court bars Lottie from advertising or giving tours of the home.
July 2000: Lottie files $17 million lawsuit in federal court against neighbors, city and district judge.
March 2001: City sues Lottie because eight of Starr's statues are too tall or too close to road for a residential area.
October 2001: Lottie unilaterally pulls compromise plan on sculptures from table, leading other family members to remove her voting power in family trust.
November 2001: Federal judge throws out $17 million lawsuit and orders Lottie to pay
neighbors' attorney fees.
March 2002: District judge rules four sculptures must come down and four others must be moved back from the road or come down.