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Capone House in Chicago

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Al Capone bought a Chicagoland home for his family in 1923.  Cook County Records show that he closed on the house in August of that year.  He paid $5,500 for the place which is located at 7244 Prairie Avenue.

The house is still standing on a tree-lined street.  About nine miles south of Chicago’s Loop, it’s a red-brick bungalow which blends-in with the rest of the Park Manor neighborhood.

Capone deeded the house to his wife (Mae) and his mother (Teresa).  After his death, in 1947, Teresa lived in the Capone home until a neighborhood bank took possession in 1952.


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Image CHS DN-91356 online, courtesy Chicago Historical Society. 

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