Ma Barker shootout house for sale

Aug. 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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OCKLAWAHA, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Florida house where infamous 1930s gang leader Ma Barker made her last stand against FBI agents is being offered for sale.

Carson Good, one of 10 remaining descendants of Carson Bradford, who built the house in 1930, said the family has decided to put the Ocklawaha house up for sale for the first time since it was built, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

The house was the scene of the FBI gun battle that ended the lives of Kate "Ma" Barker and her son, Fred Barker. The sale includes FBI documents about the incident, which is regarded as the longest shootout in the history of the bureau.

Stirling Sotheby's International Realty, which is handling the sale, said offers are being accepted through Oct. 5.

"There's unbelievable interest around the world in crime memorabilia. People have never seen a property where everything is intact from the time of the event," said Roger Soderstrom, a broker for Stirling Sotheby's. "We think the buyer could be someone who has a passion for crime memorabilia and who wants to build their own house (on the property) and keep this as a collector's house. It could be a bed-and-breakfast. You could have weddings there.''

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