The one-time home of notorious Chicago mobster “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, an alleged mastermind of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, is on the market in Oak Park.
McGurn lived in the bungalow at 1224 Kenilworth Avenue with his wife, Louise Rolfe, who famously was his “Blonde Alibi” for the day of the massacre, which left seven of Al Capone’s rivals dead, according to Chicago Magazine.
McGurn was known as ruthless hitman and Capone confidante, and the home now is a stop on a Chicago-area gangster bus tour.
Cara Carriveau of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty has the listing, which comes with an asking price of $584,900.
The one-time home of Capone himself just sold in Chicago, netting the owner more than double the asking price after widespread publicity over its history.
The home of another infamous Chicago mobster, Tony Spilotro, sold recently in Las Vegas. Spilotro was the basis for Joe Pesci’s character in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 Las Vegas mob movie, “Casino.” [Chicago Magazine] — John O’Brien