Inverness, Illinois: Al Capone's Silo Hideout

Four big stone silos that now shelter a village hall. Imposing, which was Capone's style. Look out of secret windows for approaching G-men.

Inverness Village Hall

Address:
1400 W. Baldwin Rd, Inverness, IL
Directions:
At what is now the Inverness Village Hall. From Hwy 53 exit onto Palatine Rd. Drive west around four miles, then turn right onto N. Roselle Rd. Drive north one mile to BaldwinRd, turn left, then make an immediate right into the driveway.
Phone:
847-358-7740
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Al Capone's silo hideout. Al Capone's Silo Hideout

The village hall is open to visitors on weekdays until 4:30, but the ladies in the office seemed awfully confused by my interest in the building (instead of normal village business I guess?). They were very polite and welcoming, nonetheless. There was a lack of signage or info about Al Capone posted, which made it all seem like secret fun.

[Monica, 10/12/2011]
Capone silo hideout. Al Capone Hideout

For those interested in Chicago's notorious gangster era, a side trip to the Inverness village hall is a must. It is the former hideout and "hooch" storage of Al Capone.

The building consists of a refurbished bar and two cement/brick silos. It was in these silos that Capone had his hideaway -- from hidden (now not-so-hidden) windows he and his crew had an unobstructed view of the neighboring countryside and could see any approaching lawman well before they were within striking range.

The silos are now used as the village's offices and tours may be arranged.

[J. Stoutenburg, 02/02/2000]

March 2011: Photo added.

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