Al Capone’s Chicago home is expected to hit the market this spring, asking price $450,000, reports the Tribune. This piece of gangster history comes with a pretty clean record: Capone used the red-brick house, registered in his mother’s and wife’s names, as a safe haven. “It’s because it’s off the beaten path that it’s been able to survive,” said a Chicago historian.
The six-bedroom South Side home, which the Capones bought for $5,500 in 1923, has had two owners since Capone’s mother died in 1952. Much of the split-level exterior and dark interior has remained untouched, and its basement once housed two phones supposedly used for bookmaking. There was a push in 1989 to award it landmark status, but the bid failed.