Update: Al Capone’s House Could be Yours!


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.

Sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? You can check out the new RedFin listing here, or read more about the new pricing here at Patch.com’s Chicago page.

About lupachi1927

My name's Megan, and I'm a writer with an interest in history. While I might not be a real historian, I'm a very thorough researcher. As an amateur historian, this blog is my place to post about all the interesting historical tidbits I find that can't use in the novel I'm working on, which takes place in Chicago in 1927. If you're looking for research help, writing feedback, or just want to say hi, feel free to drop me a line! :)
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4 Responses to Update: Al Capone’s House Could be Yours!

  1. Wow! This is about two minutes from my house. I am going to drive by there today!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jazzfeathers says:

    And you aren’t thinking about it? 😉


  3. Pingback: It’s Back, Folks! Al Capone’s House is Back on the Market, and Just in Time for Valentine’s Day <3 | A Smile And A Gun

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