Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

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Chicago, Illinois

John Dillinger was Public Enemy No. 1. When the FBI learned that he was watching a movie at what is now the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, on the north side of Chicago, they took no chances. The date was July 22, 1934. When Dillinger left the theater, he didn't get very far. He sensed that something was up, ran a few doors down and ducked into an alley, and died in a hail of gunfire. There's no plaque here; just the alley.

Also see: Dillinger Museum and Death Pants | Dillinger Jail

Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
North side of the city. I-90/94 exit 47A, east on Fullerton Ave. for about two miles, then make a sharp left at the intersection of Fullerton, Lincoln Ave., and Halstead St., onto Lincoln Ave. The alley will be up a third of a block on the right, a few doors down from the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater.
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