17 Aug Capone: Part of our Islands History
Houstonia, an arts and entertainment magazine, mentioned Palm Island in their article “In Chicago and Beyond, Hunting the Ghost of Al Capone” by Bill Wiatrak. An interesting part of our islands history. Here’s an excerpt:
Capone’s Miami Home
In 1928, Capone bought a summer retreat home on Miami Beach’s man-made Palm Island. He was instantly unpopular with law enforcement, who did their best to keep him out of Miami. In 1931, he was arrested for tax evasion and spent eight years incarcerated in various prisons including Alcatraz. When he returned home, he was ill with advanced stages of syphilis that would claim his life in 1947.
His Miami home eventually fell into disrepair until it was bought by investors. It underwent major renovations and now is available to rent for photo and video shoots. It’s been renamed 93 Palm and is not open to the general public. It’s a little difficult to see since it’s on a private island, so you might have to rent a helicopter or drop a name to get past security.
To read the full article, go here.