Capone's former home up for sale

April 2, 2009 10:07:09 AM PDT
Imagine. If these walls could talk.A Park Manor home once owned by the family of Chicago gangster Al Capone is up for sale.

The asking price- $450,000- is considerably more than other homes in the neighborhood. The owner is looking for buyers interested in the historical value of the brick building on South Prairie Avenue.

Records show the Capone family bought the home in 1923 for $5,500 after moving from New York. Features include ornate tiles, brick facade, and an underground cellar.

It's the same home Capone barricaded himself inside in 1927 while police were looking for him.

Capone's mother died in 1952. The home has had two other owners since then.

The current owner Barbara Hogsette, 71, wants to move to California.


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