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Al Capone's home for sale in Chicago

April 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM

CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) -- A South Side Chicago home that once housed mobster Al Capone and his family is being put on the market with an asking price of $450,000.

Patrice Brazil, the Coldwell Banker agent who's listing the Park Manor neighborhood building, said that while the price is higher than the $180,000 to $230,000 that similar houses in the area have been selling for, the home is likely to appeal to those interested in its history, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

"I'm looking for people who would be interested in the historical value of this home," Brazil said. "It's an excellent home, and it's in great shape."

The two-story brick home, which has had only two owners since Capone's mother died in 1952, has been owned since 1963 by Barbara Hogsette, 71. She said she is selling the house so she can move to California and be closer to her son.

"The time is right for me to move on and let someone else in," she said.

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