Demolition Permit Submitted For Al Capone’s Former Miami Beach Home

A demolition permit is now pending for the Miami Beach home that Al Capone once lived in.

Building Department records show that a permit for total demolition was applied for on September 28 and is moving through the approval process.

The former Capone home was built in 1922 but was not labeled as architecturally significant.

Previously, Miami Beach made it difficult to demolish homes built before 1942.

Under a new law passed by Florida’s legislature this year and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in May, the city cannot prevent private homeowners from demolishing their homes, unless they had been previously designated historic.

 

(photos: florida memory)

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Anonymous
24 days ago

Good

Jerome
23 days ago

I think it could have been turned into a Museum, maybe honoring law enforcement of the time. Such a waste to tear down historic architecture simply because it was built for a criminal.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Boy, that guy sure was ugly.

Downtown Vagabond
24 days ago

Need to hurry up

Anonymous
24 days ago

Somebody alert Geraldo. I heard there’s an underground stash.

Melo is sigma and Chad
24 days ago

Could be a airbnb

Anonymous Hippo
24 days ago

Sad.

will
24 days ago

Lets keep a crappy old house bc a murderer lived there!

Drac
24 days ago

Yeah.. lets just keep making money off of his name because people love gangster movies.

You’re a joke will.

anon
24 days ago

Thats actually an old photo. It’s a beautiful estate.

Hotel
24 days ago

No. You will never get it.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Demolishing the house is architectural murder. It’s not the house’s fault Al Capone lives there.

MM305
23 days ago

Star island has always been a rich person’s playground. They never have to worry about historic designation, but every house in Coral Gables north of bird road is on the chopping block

Armando
18 days ago

The house is on Palm Island not Star Island.

Anonymous
24 days ago

What’s the replacement, another McMansion…-I mean spec house that looks exactly like every giant concrete box built in the last ten years?

delicious
17 days ago

oh you mean those mcMansions that look like modern community college libraries around florida or san diego…bland and concrete…with nice stainless steel kitchens tho

Anonymous
24 days ago

This is why HOAs and historic districts/designations matter. The fact the city never designated it is crazy.

Sgt Sapingo
22 days ago

They can move it over by Vizcaya and start an old wives tale that the two houses were owned by real estate developers back in the day who each wanted to show off their immense wealth and real estate prowess by building dualing waterfront mansions and the battle is still going on today. 🙂

Name
24 days ago

bro we could have made it like a small museum accessible from boat so we wouldn’t have to make parking lots everywhere

Alcoholiotic
24 days ago

Look, I’m the king of Florida and I say it has to go.

– Gov Ron DeSantis

NotElon
24 days ago

Are you a former Twitter content curator?

Alcoholiotic
24 days ago

I leave stuff like that to small fry Elon Musk.

– Gov Ron DeSantis

Anonymous
24 days ago

That’s God Ron DeSantis to you peon!

Alcoholiotic
24 days ago

That’s next when I become “God” of the entire USA!

Hotel
24 days ago

That would have been cool. Turn a former mobster’s house that used to live in Miami Beach into a cool museum. As crazy as it sounds. But no, we don’t value historical landmarks.

MINDSET
24 days ago

Look at what they did with the Orange Bowl… do you see it standing anymore?

Hotel
24 days ago

My point precisely.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Thank goodness, I’ve seen better looking homes in Hialeah!

MINDSET
24 days ago

But far, far more worse looking.

anon
24 days ago

This shouldn’t be knocked down. It’s a piece of Miami History.

Anon
24 days ago

I guess Miamians hate their history

Pleezzee
24 days ago

Uhhh, I thought this was U.S.A history?..

Pleezzee
24 days ago

I guess me and Anon should just Shut Up!

anon
24 days ago

Miamians hate history. They want to demo the whole city and replace with glass boxes. They’d be happy to totally erase their past (judging from the comments on this site)

Ana
23 days ago

Make way for new history. Every great city wouldn’t exist without some demolition and rebranding. Stop trying to Model Miami after European cities that are crumbling inside out and have stagnant growth. Look at how badly they’re hurting right now with inflation. A large part of that is because they are stagnant.

alcools
17 days ago

uh no

Hotel
24 days ago

And I totally agree with you.