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He courted publicity and openly allied his gang with the corrupt administration of Mayor William Hale Thompson. Many Chicagoans considered him a modern day Robin Hood. Yet this crime was so savage, bloody, and brazen that the public, newspapers, and law enforcement all turned on Capone. A year later, the Feds finally got Capone, convicting him of tax evasion. The garage itself became a tourist attraction almost immediately after the initial shock wore off.
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The afterlife of that grisly wall is the weirdest part of the legacy of site of the St. The winner, if you could call it that, was a Canadian businessman named George Patey. It was banned from the Pacific National Exhibition Grounds for being too violent. Fair to say that Patey may have been more successful as a felt-pen manufacturer than a peddler of bloody curiosities.
Characteristically, he decided to put the bricks in a Roaring Twenties-themed nightclub, the Banjo Palace, in downtown Vancouver. The piece de resistance was, of course,the reassembled wall from the site of the St. Gentlemen could aim at urinal targets on the plexiglass-covered wall. You can also see one on display in the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We lost the most tangible connection to the crime when the garage was torn down. Today, the site is just a small parking lot and lawn. No sign, plaque, statue, or memorial of any kind indicates the infamous history of the location.
In fact, the best physical tie to the slaying is across Clark St. The crime passed from news into mythic legend as soon as it happened.