I've always known Quincy as being called "Little Chicago," but having one of the biggest criminal minds linked to a mansion in Quincy might make the statement true.

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There's no hard proof that Al Capone stayed in the beautiful Monckton Mansion in Quincy, but supposedly he use to visit the previous owners on several occasions. Rumor has it that there was once a photo taken of Capone and his friends Leo & Mildred Monkcton and it was once hanging in a local bar, but has since disappeared.

According to See Quincy, the home was purchased in the 1930s by the Monckton who had mafia ties.

This home was built for Charles Savage, manager of Quincy-Toledo Railroad. It was purchased in the 1930s by Leo & Mildred Monckton, purported for Prohibition, gambling, and Mafia ties. Rumor has it that the Moncktons entertained Al Capone at their Quincy estate.

 

The house (and its previous owners) have an interesting past. Monckton was linked to gambling, prohibition, and the mafia which would make sense why Capone would visit the mansion. You have to wonder what other houses did Capone (if he came to Quincy) visited during his time.

Maybe he used Quincy to "hide out" for a while, or maybe he really just liked getting away from the big city of Chicago. We will never know, but it's pretty cool (in a weird historical way) to have ties to one of the biggest gangsters in history.

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