The house that gangster Al Capone owned for nearly two decades, and died in, is facing demolition plans
Miami, Florida – The Miami Herald reported Thursday that the new owners of the house that gangster Al Capone owned, plan to demolish it after buying it for $10.75 million this summer.
According to one of the owners, developer Todd Glaser, he plans to build a two-story modern spec home with 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a Jacuzzi, spa, and sauna.
The other owner is Glaser’s business partner, Nelson Gonzalez, an investor and senior vice president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM.
The house has been placed on the September agenda for poss The house that gangster Al Capone owned for nearly two decades, and died in, is facing demolition plans ible historic designation by the city of Miami Beach, but Glaser said that is not going to stop the new owners’ plans.
Capone bought the house for $40,000 in 1928 and returned to it often.
The home is believed to be where Capone and his associates plotted the notorious St. Valentine’s Day massacre in which seven members of an opposing gang were gunned down in a Chicago parking garage in 1929.
The gangster nicknamed “Scarface” died at the home in 1947 from a heart attack.