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Old 08-17-2012, 10:32 PM
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"Ma" Barker's Hideout House in Florida for Sale!

*Quaint! Damn! If only I had won that Powerball last night!*

For Sale: Hideout Where 'Ma' Barker Shot it Out With The FBI

The 1930 frame home in central Florida is substantially unchanged since the 1935 standoff. The bullet holes have been patched but are still visible.

Now Here is a One-of-a-Kind Property: the central Florida hideout where "Ma" Barker, her son and a dozen federal agents engaged in the longest shootout in FBI history in 1935.

The two-story lakefront house in Oklawaha, FL, about an hour northwest of Orlando, is for sale for the first time ever.

It's substantially unchanged from the 1930s, even to the vintage furniture. The bullet holes have been patched, but the marks of the more than 2,000 shots fired on Jan. 16, 1935, are still visible.

The owners are taking offers through Oct. 5, and the listing, http://www.mabarkerhouse.com/LmNoP.html, suggests that offers start at $1 million.

"There's unbelievable interest around the world in crime memorabilia," Roger Soderstrom, listing broker at Stirling Sotheby's, told The Orlando Sentinel. "People have never seen a property where everything is intact from the time of the event.

We think the buyer could be someone who has a passion for crime memorabilia and who wants to build their own house and keep this as a collector's house. It could be a bed-and-breakfast. You could have weddings there.''

While $1 million seems like a high price for a home in rural Florida, the property includes 342 feet of sandy beach frontage on Lake Weir and 9.5 acres of land, which can be developed, in addition to two houses.

•The original house, built in 1930, is a two-story frame home with four bedrooms and two baths, a total of 2,016 square feet. The listing adds: "Patched bullet holes are easily visible throughout the house." The house has been staged to match the historic FBI photos. You can see comparisons if you download the furniture catalog.

A second house, built in 1974, has three bedrooms and two baths in 1,869 square feet, plus a two-car garage.

•The house where the shootout occurred was built by Miami furniture manufacturer Carson Bradford, and his family still owns the property. (The Barkers, both of whom died in the shootout, were renting.) The relatives decided to sell after the death of some older relatives because they weren't using the property anymore.

"We really would like to see it go into the right hands," Carson Good of Orlando, one of the heirs, told The Sentinel. "People have approached us over the years, but we never wanted to sell. We love the property."

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Very Nice.

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I really do like it :)

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A true piece of American history for sale here folks!!! Thanks for sharing

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I'd love it! I'd rent out rooms and you'd all be welcome, hee hee hee!

I'd stage crime scenes and you could chose the room in which you'd try to sleep.

I love that you can see 2000 bullet holes, and someone had to count them for accuracy! Can't get more authentic than that!

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yep.. surprised its still intact with florida's hurricanes and all.. i wish i was rich to buy it as well. you get a 2nd house and lots of land. on a beach!! fuck!

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I'd love it! I'd rent out rooms and you'd all be welcome, hee hee hee!

I'd stage crime scenes and you could chose the room in which you'd try to sleep.

I love that you can see 2000 bullet holes, and someone had to count them for accuracy! Can't get more authentic than that!
Yeah thats actually a good idea! Can you say tourist trap

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Awesome!

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Yeah thats actually a good idea! Can you say tourist trap
Sounds like a plan.. Hostel 4 anyone?

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wouldn't buy it myself. too much negative energy from the past lures inside lol

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