A red brick house in Chicago where the notorious gangster Al Capone once lived, was sold for $ 226,000.
The 2820 square-foot two-flat on Prairie Avenue, sold for more than double the original asking price of $ 109,900.
Capone moved to the accommodation with his mother and sister for the first time in 1923 after the family moved to New York to Chicago.
The names of Capone & # 39; s mother Teresina and his wife Mae were on the property deeds and it was then bought for a modest $ 5,000.
A red brick house in Chicago, (photo) that the notorious pacemaker Al Capone once lived has been sold for $ 226,000
Considered a & # 39; prisoner & # 39; in the house, Capone installed a secret tunnel from the basement to the garage to evade the police watch (photo: a police car is outside the house in 1925)
Re / Max Properties listing agent Ryan Smith told the Chicago Tribune: & # 39; we had 80 offers on it. We put a lot of pressure on it, so I think that helped. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; I have no idea what the buyers want to do with it. It must be modernized to current standards. & # 39;
The house was built in 1909 and is located on an extra wide terrain. The flat has had a number of owners since the Capone family.
According to a 1927 Chicago Tribune news clip, Capone was practically a prisoner & # 39; at the house, with a police car that often supervised criminal crimes outside the building on Prairie Avenue.
A previous owner listed it for $ 450,000 in 2009, which dropped to $ 179,900 before being withdrawn from the market in 2016, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The most recent owner lost it to foreclosure in 2018, a broker told the station.
In 1989, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the Illinois Sites of Sites Advisory Board both rejected tenders to make the house an official monument. His mother lived in the Park Manor house until she died in 1952 at the age of 84.
The seller first mentioned the flat in February. It has six bedrooms, hardwood floors, woodwork and moldings and large, octagonal living rooms in each unit.
Al Capone is considered one of America & # 39; s most notorious gangsters, who followed the largest US boat laying operation in Chicago during the ban
Some of the furniture in the house dates from the 1950s and it has been widely reported that Capone built a tunnel that led from the basement of the house to a detached garage to avoid the police watch.
Al Capone, born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian immigrant parents, became the most notorious gangster in American history.
It was when Capone's father died in 1920 that he ended up in a life of crime while gang boss Johnny Torrio invited him to Chicago.
There Capone organized a company with gambling and prostitution that eventually grew into the illegal sale of alcohol during Ban.
& # 39; Scarface & # 39; lived at home with his mother, wife and sister. His mother, Teresina Capone, lived in the building until her death in 1952
A large part of the house is considered relatively untouched since Teresina lived in the house. In a Chicago Tribune news clip dating from 1929, the house noted & # 39; soft lighting and velvet rugs & # 39; on
Equipped with hardwood floors and high ceilings, the house shows a number of other features that the Capone had originally decorated
Capone bought the property for only $ 5,000 and it has been on and off the market for much of the last 10 years
Organized crime ruled the streets of Chicago in the 1920s, and the Brooklyn-born Capone played an important role in trying to stop the Chicago Outfit boat laying before leading the crowd.
The metropolis in the Midwest fell in lawlessness when politicians and law enforcement officers were made up in silence while the Mafia waged bloody wars over the city.
When he told reporters in Chicago, Capone refused to apologize for his criminal activities and instead said he had a & # 39; public service & # 39; did to members of the city.
But for all his showmanship and flashy outfits, a dark side appeared on Capone under the shine of the media.
Cappone photographed on an unknown date with his mother Teresina, who lived in the house until her death in 1952
Trafficking alcohol during Prohibition was a lucrative case for organized crime and Bugs Moran, head of The North Side Gang, controlled the majority of the shutdown breweries and distilleries that were on the north side of the city.
Determined to monopolize the activities of the city, Capone's equipment declared war on the north side gang and between 1922 and 1926 474 mobsters were killed.
Barely escaped Capone's death twice in 1925 and 1926 after being trapped by North Side-capo & # 39; s.
The conflict peaked on February 14, 1929 – the largest seven-day single-day mob hit in which seven members of Bugs Moran's North Side Gang were executed against a wall by four assassins disguised as uniformed machine guns
They had been lured to the SMC Cartage Warehouse under the false promise of a stolen, shredded shipment of Canadian whiskey belonging to Capone.
Although everyone was suspected of ordering the hit, Capone made sure he was in Florida when the bullet rain was fired.
In 1931, the US government finally convicted Capone on 22 items of income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
He served in the notorious Alcatraz Island Prison for six years before being released in a psychiatric hospital in Baltimore in 1939, where he stayed for three years.
He lived his last days in Florida with his wife and died of cardiac arrest in 1947. He owned a mansion on Miami Beach, which, according to the Miami Herald, was on the market for $ 15 million in 2018.