The Florida Home Of Kate "Ma" Barker Matriarch Of The Infamous Barker Gang From The Public Enemy Era Is Currently Up For Sale


The Florida home of Kate "Ma" Barker, dame of the abominable Barker assemblage from the "public adversary era," is currently up for sale.

Barker was abundantly gunned bottomward at the abode at 13250 East Highway C-25 on the morning of Jan. 16, 1935, afterwards her son, Arthur "Doc" Barker, was arrested in Chicago eight canicule earlier. A map begin in his control adumbrated that the added assemblage associates were in Ocklawaha, Florida, area the home is located.

The two-story copse anatomy house, 62 afar northwest of Orlando, is calling for a auction amount about $1 million.

The home has reportedly been kept in the ancestors back the abominable 1935 FBI arrest that concluded in "Ma" Barker's death. The home is said to still be accommodate the aboriginal ammo holes from the gun-fight in which the FBI reportedly accursed 2,000 shots during a four-hour stand-off.

Agents had reportedly run out of armament afore they entered the home to acquisition that Barker had died in a curled-up position, her slippers on the attic nearby, below a bedchamber window.

A address filed by the FBI indicates that Fred Barker died with 10 ammo holes in his larboard accept and chest, three bullets in his head, a animate Colt pistol beneath his anatomy and four $1,000 bills bankrupt in his pocket.

The admiral and bench walls are reportedly blowzy with indentations and aloft adhesive patches area bullets hit, and at atomic one absolutely ammo aperture charcoal un-repaired on the staircase.

The abode is 2,016 aboveboard anxiety (187 aboveboard meters) with four bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. The auction includes 9.5 acreage black by stands of old oak copse and 1.5 acreage of albino bank on Lake Weir, according to the Daily Mail.

The home, congenital in 1930 by Miami administrator Carson Bradford, was declared as the arena of the action by again FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

The 10-acre acreage in southeast Marion County is actuality awash through Stirling Sotheby's International Realty.

"There's astonishing absorption about the apple in abomination memorabilia," Roger Soderstrom, the abettor who is administering the auction told the Orlando Sentinel.

"What is arresting is this ancestors has preserved all of this through four ancestors and it's still there and it's in acceptable shape," Mark Arnold, an abettor with Stirling Sotheby's International Realty, told the Daily Mail

"It aloof has a few ammo holes."

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