Remember that post I wrote about Al Capone’s house last month? Well, as of today, February 5th, Al’s house is back on the market! For less than $200,000 ($179,000 to be exact), YOU could own an important piece of Chicago history—and maybe help to preserve it, too. Considering it went for $225,000 back in October 2014, this is a significant price drop. There’s even a new listing description, too. Interestingly, it doesn’t mention Al at all. This is probably intentional. Here it is:
Vintage Grand Crossing 2-unit on oversize double lot ready for owner-occupant or investor. Wonderful covered front porch provides recreation and shelter from the elements. First floor unit was rehabbed in 2008 with new kitchen and jacuzzi tub in the bath. Classic hardwood floors. Most newer windows. Both units have enclosed rear porches. Full unfinished basement. Note low taxes include Senior exemption. Classic face brick construction. Side yard provides park-like feel and room to roam for the kids. Grand Crossing only 8 miles South of the Loop. As the name implies, Greater Grand Crossing encompasses several neighborhoods: Grand Crossing, Park Manor, Brookline, Brookdale, and Essex. The entire area was annexed to Chicago in 1889 as part of Hyde Park Township. Owner retiring to California.