Al Capone’s Chicago Home for Sale

Talk about a conversation piece. In January, we reported the Chicago home of Al Capone (aka “Scarface“), located at 7244 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60619,  will likely go on the market this spring. Sure enough, the home is on the market for $450,000. Capone, perhaps the most famous gangster of all time, purchased the two-flat home in the Chicago working-class neighborhood of Grand Crossing in 1923 for $5,500.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the asking price of $450,000 is a bit exorbitant for this working-class South Side neighborhood, since similar two-flats are selling for $180,000 to $230,000. But the seller and real estate agent both feel its historic significance will bring the right buyer.

Patrice Brazil of Coldwell Banker has the listing.

(Authorities standing in front of Capone’s home –1930 photo, courtesy Chicago Tribune)