Chicago, Illinois: Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

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Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

Address:
2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Directions:
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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Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

John Dillinger's crime career ended in this alley with a bullet that exited through his eyeball. No plaque or marker -- just the alley.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/02/2008]

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Alley mural.

Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

Murals decorate the alley Where John Dillinger was shot.

[Craig Grondfeldt, 09/22/2020]
Alley Where John Dillinger Was Gunned Down

On the night of his demise, John Dillinger never ducked into the alley after scrambling from the Biograph Theater. He fell dead from FBI gunfire right at the mouth of the alley. His head was in the alley and his torso on the sidewalk. The bystanders dipped handkerchiefs, paper, and hems of skirts into his blood to keep or sell as souvenirs. I have seen these ghoulish items actually being sold on Ebay.

[David Jendrycki, 03/07/2018]

Victory Gardens Theater.

Site where John Dillinger was shot dead

On July 22, 1934, after attending the film "Manhattan Melodrama" with brothel madam known as Ann Sage, John Dillinger was shot dead outside the Biograph theater by FBI agents led by Melvin Purvis. Purvis ordered the man in the straw hat to surrender.

[John Ruffalo, 05/22/2011]

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