Some real estate agents thought the brick two-flat at 7244 South Prairie Ave. in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood would be a quick sell. After all, it was the place crime boss Al Capone and his family once called home.
But in 831 days on the market, there hasn't been a nibble — despite a price drop from $300,000 to $225,000.
That raised concern from Hinsdale real estate broker Christine Moscinski, who is a history buff on the side. So she sent out a tweet and started an online petition to "save" the six-bedroom structure that now houses two apartments.
"I need an investor or person experienced and interested in making it a historical landmark and museum before it's torn down," said Moscinski, who happened to stumble upon the listing last week. "It just fell into my lap, and I felt I needed to get involved. So I sent out a tweet and it just propelled. I think Al is behind all this."
Whatever. The house isn't in any danger of being torn down, but so what? The home isn't architecturally worthy of preservation, and its association with a brutal mass murderer is no reason to celebrate it.