Saturday, April 4, 2009

Al Capone's House Up For Sale

via the Chicago Tribune:

The home at 7244 S. Prairie Ave. once owned by mobster Al Capone and his family has hit the market for $450,000. It's a hefty sum considering similar two-flats in that working-class South Side neighborhood are selling for $180,000 to $230,000. But no other home in Chicago can match the history of the modest brick house that has had just two owners since Capone's mother died in 1952.

I used to live 6 blocks away from this house, on 71st and Champlain, when I was in high school...

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4 comments:

Tuesdai said...

Well isn't this something, I'd be interested in seeing the inside of the home (only if that were possibe *smirk*, hey it could happen,---we can all dream can't we *smile*. From the looks of things; Calm suspense....

Sidebar:
6 blocks uh?......I live about 40 minutes from Anita Barker, well across a small river located in my city that is---still 40 minutes. She lives in the "uppity" part of the town....it's still a beautiful town all around regardless. I usually see her shopping in the grocery store, a lot, but have never said anything to her. Only looked at her & when she glances over to smile OR raise an eyebrow...by then? I've walked quickly away...the "SHY Tuesdai" is always present in the early morning :O) I'm NOT really into walking up on people, especially not LEGENDS. I know she's a regular person as me, but Anita Barker!!!...of course I always maintain my cool,calm& collective beautiful Tues era....good thing I'm always fashionable when I see her, as if that matters since I won't say nothing lol...only me.


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Lorenzo The Great said...

Ohhh shit, 71st and Champlain?

I grew up on 74th and Clyde. . .Can't help but be proud when I see cats like you, Com, Ye, GLC, & Don C all reppin hard for the southside. Good Looking.

Schoolin4TheGoodLife said...

wow...only 6 blocks...that's pretty surreal.
i'd love to check this house out.see inside it.it would be crazy

www.burgos-3d.com said...

The dude is completely just, and there is no suspicion.