Al Capone

Villa 93 on Palm Island

Villa 93 on Palm Island

The development of Palm Island was emblematic of the excess and opulence of the Roaring 1920s in South Florida. What was nothing more than spoil isles after the dredging of…


Capone Fishing

Al Capone in Miami – Part 4 of 4

Al Capone sat in county jail from the time of his sentence in October until May of 1932. Capone’s lawyers had been granted a stay to keep the government from…


Mug Shot of Capone's Arrest in Miami in May of 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 3 of 4

For the first time in his life, Capone was serving time in jail. His sentence began in May of 1929 and by the spring of 1930 his jail time was…


Dade County Sheriff and men approaching 93 Palm Avenue in 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 2 of 4

The first full year in South Florida was both hectic and rewarding for Al Capone. While he continued to conduct business in Chicago, Capone was beginning to set roots in…


Miami News Headline featuring Al Capone

Al Capone in Miami – Part 1 of 4

The legacy of Al Capone holds many labels including: bootlegger, gambler, mob boss and murderer. His legacy also includes a fascinating and turbulent time in South Florida. There are many stories…