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Ballwin home features unusual art project, creates social media buzz

Some neighbors said the yard is a distraction and detracts from their home values. While others said what some see as trash is someone else's expression.

BALLWIN, Mo. – There's a lot of talk about a home in Ballwin. And the conversation has even moved online.

“Everyone has kind of a different neighbor, his is out there,” said Kelly Dunning, who lives on Morena Street. Dunning moved to the neighborhood five years ago.

When she moved in, she met the man behind the yard.

Dunning lives across the street from former teacher and artist, Lewis Greenberg. Greenberg has filled his front yard with sculptures, tiles and symbols of the Holocaust.

The online storytelling group “Humans of St. Louis” also wanted to know more. This week, it posted a story about Greenberg on its website and on Facebook.

"I might have my own assumption or impression about somebody, I need to find out what you're thinking,” said Lindy Drew, the founder of Humans of St. Louis.

When Drew met Greenberg in person, he shared with her his connection to the Holocaust.

5 On Your Side talked to a couple of neighbors, who did not want to go on camera. They said the yard is a distraction and detracts from their home values. But, Dunning said what some see as trash is someone else’s expression.

“I re-did some of my floors and gave him some of my old tiles, so I think that's somewhere in the yard,” Dunning added.

5 On Your Side tried to reach out to Greenberg by Facebook and at his Ballwin home without success.

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