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