The relatively humble retreat and the 10-acre lakefront property, between Orlando and Ocala in central Florida, could go for as much as $1 million!
Ma Barker was gunned down in the house in 1935 alongside son Fred Barker by FBI agents at the conclusion of an epic, four-hour gun battle. As many as 2,000 rounds were said to have been fired.
The home was originally built in 1930 by Miami entrepreneur Carson Bradford, who unwittingly rented it out to Public Enemy No. 1 Barker. It has remained the property of the family, whose members use it as weekend getaway. It’s still filled with furniture from that era, according to real estate brochures.
Of course, it’s supposed to be haunted by Ma’s ghost.
Ma Barker was known to be the head of Barker-Karpis gang, which was suspected in a slew of murders, kidnappings and robberies.
The G-men tracked her down to Florida from evidence seized in the raid of the Chicago house of another son, Arthur “Doc” Barker.
Sterling Sotheby’s International Realty in Orlando plans on entertaining offers until Oct. 5.
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