Capone's Hideaway for Sale

updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/27/1997 12:00AM

The 400-acre summer retreat of Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone is on the auction block. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Couderay, Wis., getaway features a main lodge with 18-inch-thick fieldstone walls (that are bulletproof), a garage that can hold eight cars and a guard tower. After the death of Scarface in 1947, the hideaway was largely abandoned until it was purchased by a Chicago restaurateur in 1959, and the compound currently functions as a restaurant and museum. Sealed bids are reportedly due by Nov. 2.

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