(And had met Marilyn Monroe) But he had experienced no bad luck after purchasing the wall. The death car today is displayed at Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino in Primm Nevada. Patey heard a rumor that they were taken during the filming of “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” in 1967, starring Jason Robards and George Segal.

For all interested parties: http://ghosttours.com/bricks.htm.

The brick measures: 8.5 Inches Wide x 3.5 Inches High x 2.25 Inches Thick, Weighs 6 pounds: and bears an engraved plaque reading "This is an actual brick from Chicago's St. Valentines Day Massacre Wall of February 14, 1929 at 2122 N. Clark Street."

This portion is the area directly behind the victims and is incomplete, but on display at the museum in 'Vegas.

Thompson machine guns like this one were made popular by mobsters and were among the weapons used in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Over the next 42 years, the bricks were featured in a traveling exhibit, housed in a short-lived crime museum and displayed in a nightclub restroom. Yet today if one visits the site of the garage in Lincoln Park, no physical relics or reminders indicate that a legendary massacre ever happened there. http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649  they aren't worth 3k apparently.

Three hundred of those bricks are on display here.

From their first sale in 1967 the bricks were lettered and numbered (This Brick is H-9), allowing The Mob Museum to assemble and display the wall in a manner very close to the original. Several functions may not work. So the Banjo Palace, a Vancouver nightclub Patey owned, became the wall's showcase until it closed a few years ago. He was never the same after the Massacre and had to be put down by police. 0

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929 in Chicago remains one of the darkest moments in Mob history. He's a great guy, knows all about Capone- The web site is killer too. On St. Valentine’s Day morning in 1929 four men, two of them wearing police uniforms, wheeled up in front of the Clark Street building housing the S.M.C. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre marked the end of any significant gang opposition to Capone but it was also the act that finally began the decline of Capone’s criminal empire. A Canadian businessman George Patey read about the demolition and he called Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. I corresponded with Mr Patey sometime around 2002 about his bricks. St Valentine's Day Massacre Bricks - posted in Gangsters, Outlaws & Lawmen of the Early 20th Century Forum: Does anyone have one of the original bricks for sale which they bought directly from Mr. Patey, the Canadian who purchased most of a section of wall where the Victims here lined up and murdered, when the building was demolished in 1967? I found another site with them for $800, but they are from the surrounding walls and not labeled by row/column. Al Capone’s Chicago Outfit was widely suspected of ordering the hit, but no one was ever prosecuted. The seven were lined up against the north wall with their hands raised above their heads. Finally, in 1972, he opened a night club called the Banjo Palace. Weight: 6.00 LBS. Mr. Patey had each of the 417 bricks numbered and packed in sequence and stored in seven barrels.

The official cause of death was cardiac failure. It has been learned that Al Capone hired Fred “Killer” Burke and three other former members of Egan’s Rats, a St. Louis gang, to carry out this attack. George Patey did sell some of the bricks … He said he has not seen any ghostly apparitions around the display but visitors and staff have reported some strange happenings. Explore more about the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre here. Thy these guys. George Patey did sell some of the bricks for $1,000.00 each.

They finally found a permanent home at The Mob Museum(, National Museum of Crime and Punishment in Las Vegas). Over the past years, many Chicagoans have reported passing by the massacre scene and heard strange noises like screams and gunshots. The condition does not imply that the brick is perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. He then put them up for sale with a written note of what happened.

They soon learned of the building’s bloody past when more tourists and curiosity-seekers than by customers visited. At some point, some of the bullet holes in the bricks were enhanced by red paint (no, it’s not blood!

He checked with Segal’s agent who denied he has ever owned such a brick. This massacre occurred in 1929 around 10:30 am on Valentine’s Day. He found that he was getting back as many as he sold. When the garage was slated for demolition in 1967, entrepreneur George Patey recovered the bricks from the wall. Outlaw History Expert - Respected Member - R.I.P. Supposedly, the original plans were to use them in a restuarant he was representing. Mr. George Patey the Canadian businessman who purchased the massacre wall back in 1967 and recently sold them brick by brick. The business closed and in 1967, the building was demolished.

They finally found a permanent home at The Mob Museum. Then the counterfeit cops opened fire with military precision, sending as many as 100 rounds of ammunition into the unsuspecting victims as they collapsed in bloody heaps. He tried several business ventures with the bricks, from putting them in a club restroom to selling them by mail.

Contact Mario Gomes at Myalcaponemuseum.com , I think that's the web site or close. The building at 2122 Clark Street (click the highlighted link to see) quickly became an unofficial tourist attraction after newspapers printed the photos of the corpses and named the location. Since the museum opened they have purchased some of the missing bricks along with the authentication letter. Most of it resides in a museum in Vegas though, now, but about 75 bricks are in the hands of private collectors sold before Patey died in 2005.

In 1967, the garage where the shooting occurred was torn down, and a Vancouver businessman, George Patey,  bought the bricks, some of which were still full of bullet holes from the massacre. Currently, the location is an empty lot with grass and 5 trees. I've never been to Illinois, so I can't agree nor disagree. The only witness to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was a dog named Highball. Over the next 42 years, the bricks were: Sold, featured in a traveling exhibit, housed in a short-lived crime museum and displayed in a nightclub restroom.

Thanks for the tips; I contacted Mario and he was very nice and responsive; he says $2-3000 is the going rate for SVDM "Patey" bricks, that's ones without a bullet hit. You currently have javascript disabled.

All of this is inside the original envelope from George Patey. This is a Actual Brick that was removed from the wall of the garage that stood at 2122 N. Clark Street, in Chicago, IL., where the Saint Valentine's day Massacre took place.

If so send me a PM. This item being 75 years old has wear that a normal object of that age would have. "It is part of the Roaring '20s.".

", But author and crime historian Richard Lindberg said, "People go on tour buses to the massacre site just to gaze at what once was, the empty place.

He checked with Segal’s agent who denied he has ever owned such a brick. One could always steal a brick from the wall that was behind the SVDM wall, lol.

That's the way it really was.' CHICAGO (AP) -- Unique -- but grisly -- pieces of Chicago's history are for sale, just in time for Valentine's Day.

I asked him about the hauntings and bad luck.

Interest in returning the bricks to Chicago appears limited.

In 1967 when the garage was demolished, Patey saw value in the bullet-pocked bricks. After Mr. Patey negotiated the purchase with the Wrecking company, he purchased all the bricks that made up the wall the victims stood against as they were murdered.

Required fields are marked *. The two uniformed cops then marched the other two murderers out as if they were under arrest and drove away. These bricks have never been found. Yeah...Mario has got the stuff...his site is the bomb when it comes to anything Big Al. He said the bidding will start at $200,000 for the building blocks that once formed the wall in the Chicago garage against which Al Capone's gunsels mowed down seven Bugs Moran gang members in 1929. Explore the wall and explore more of how this event took place with our video. It was a very gruesome and bloody scene.

Over 30 pages of printed information about the Bricks are also included. He's in Canada.

Seven members and associates of Bugs Moran’s gang were lined up against a brick wall and shot to … "I don't think they have any real value (as a tourist attraction) in a city like Chicago.

Most of it resides in a museum in Vegas though, now, but about 75 bricks are in the hands of private collectors sold before Patey died in 2005.

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The middle tree on the lot is placed exactly where the murder wall was in 1929. On February 14, 1929, seven men in Bugs Moran’s gang were lined up by men in police uniforms and gunned down.

In 1967, the garage where the shooting occurred was torn down, and a Vancouver businessman bought the … Also, the guy is no longer alive. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And he spoke of the myth of dogs howling as they passed the location of the garage, saying he had stood there and seen dogs walk by without giving so much as a whimper or anything else.

Seven members and associates of Bugs Moran’s gang were lined up against a brick wall and shot to death by assassins allegedly associated with Al Capone ’s gang. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS | More.

A group of about 20 of us historians, gathered in Indiana for a very geeky Dillinger tour, hosted by Dillinger's great nephew-. The bottom of the brick is labeled H-9.

J.B. Pritzker gives a coronavirus update, After Twitter outcry, 5 women detail Chris D’Elia’s alleged sexual improprieties. A commercial garage on the north side of Chicago was the setting for the most horrific shooting in Mob history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

They entered into a long, narrow garage where they surprised seven members or followers of the Bugs Moran gang and got the drop on them with Tommy guns and shotguns.

He covered it with glass and made it into the back wall of the men’s urinal.

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