SMC Cartage Company - St. Valentine's Day Massacre

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The site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929, the factory building that stood here was a red brick structure. Inside, seven men were gunned down execution style by Al Capone’s men. The building was turned into a 1920s-themed club in 1972. Folks said seven shadowy figures would appear amid the sound of machine gunfire. Today the spot is part of the parking lot for a nursing home.

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    2128 North Clark St
    Chicago, IL
    United States

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    41.9208333, -87.63777779999998
    Cook County, Illinois
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