Al Capone’s Miami Gardens
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Edwin’s Roadhouse aka Miami Gardens

Within these walls once walked the most famous

gangster of all time.

This   Prohibition   Era   building   was   erected   in   the   late   1920’s   by   Henry   A.   Baumann,   Innkeeper   and   Proprietor.      It   first   opened   in   1929   and   was   strategically located   just   45   miles   South   of   Chicago,   just   18   miles   Southwest   of   Chicago   Heights,   just   10   miles   West   of   the   Illinois-Indiana   state   line   and   just   1   mile   North   of the   Will- Kankakee   County   line.      This   location   is   where   the   early   20th   century   mob   would   find   safe   harbor,   food,   entertainment   and   illegal   booze;   in   a secret   location   just   minutes   away   from   the   next   legal   jurisdiction.      From   secret   tunnels   to   escape   routes,   and   hidden   parking   underneath   the   building,   Miami Gardens   was   built   by   and   for   the   most   famous   prohibition   era   gangster   of   all   times,   Mr.   Alphonse   Gabriel   Capone.      The   upstairs   featured   11   rooms   with      some dedicated   to   the   business   of   a   brothel.      A   master   suite   included   a   custom   shower   containing   7   shower   heads,   and   unique   decor   made   from   nile   green   porcelain tiles      with     purple     trim.          In     1992,     William     J     Helmer ,     a     well     known     author     of     several     gangland     crime     books ,     toured     and authenticated this     building.          Within CaponesMiamiGardens.com, you will learn why we now know this was undoubtedly a true , original Al Capone Speakeasy. Baumann was no stranger to the early 20th Century Outfit.  In 1910, his first tavern was located at 432 South Canal Street in Chicago, just one city block away from the first boarding house of Big Jim Colosimo.  Baumann was an accomplished brewmaster, a trade that later proved more useful to Al Capone during prohibition, which began in 1920 and lasted until 1933.  In 1928, Baumann purchased the tract of land that Edwin’s Roadhouse sits on, and built a huge commercial building that provided as a prime meeting location within Capone’s Chicago Heights Terriroty and included lodging, gas, dining, entertainment, and illegal booze.  In 1992, Rio Burke toured Edwin’s Roadhouse and provided us with first hand accounts about Capone, Nitti and others. Pictured here is the original business card from 1929, front and back, that Baumann would hand out to help guide his special patrons to Miami Gardens; South from Chicago’s inner city, West from Chicago Heights, East from Joliet and North from Kankakee. 

THE WISDOM OF

AL CAPONE

On Sale Here for a limited time!!!

WWW.THEWISDOMOFALCAPONE.COM

Edwin’s Roadhouse

aka

Capone’s MIAMI GARDENS

FEATURES:  Cold beer, wines and liquors.  We have a gaming room with video gaming, a pool table and several TV’s for sports.  Gangster Hall rentals and tours by appointment only. HOURS Mon - Thur  8:00AM - 10:00PM Fri  8:00AM - 11:00PM Sat  8:00AM - 11:00PM Sun 10:00AM - 11:00PM Hours can vary.  Please call ahead. TEL: 708-258-3393 ADDRESS: 31851 S Rte 50, Peotone, IL  60468
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Al Capones’s Miami Gardens

Edwin’s Roadhouse aka

Miami Gardens

Within these walls once walked the

most famous gangster of all time.

This   Prohibition   Era   building   was   erected   in   the   late   1920’s   by   Henry   A.   Baumann,   Innkeeper   and   Proprietor.      It   first   opened   in   1929   and   was   strategically located   just   45   miles   South   of   Chicago,   just   18   miles   Southwest   of   Chicago   Heights,   just   10   miles   West   of   the   Illinois-Indiana   state   line   and   just   1   mile   North   of the   Will-Kankakee   County   line.      This   location   is   where   the   early   20th   century   mob   would   find   safe   harbor,   food,   entertainment   and   illegal   booze;   in   a secret   location   just   minutes   away   from   the   next   legal   jurisdiction.      From   secret   tunnels   to   escape   routes,   and   hidden   parking   underneath   the   building,   Miami Gardens   was   built   by   and   for   the   most   famous   prohibition   era   gangster   of   all   times,   Mr.   Alphonse   Gabriel   Capone.      The   upstairs   featured   11   rooms   with      some dedicated   to   the   business   of   a   brothel.      A   master   suite   included   a   custom   shower   containing   7   shower   heads,   and   unique   decor   made   from   nile   green   porcelain tiles      with     purple     trim.          In     1992,     William     J     Helmer ,     a     well     known     author     of     several     gangland     crime     books ,     toured     and authenticated this     building.          Within CaponesMiamiGardens.com, you will learn why we now know this was undoubtedly a true , original Al Capone Speakeasy. Baumann was no stranger to the early 20th Century Outfit.  In 1910, his first tavern was located at 432 South Canal Street in Chicago, just one city block away from the first boarding house of Big Jim Colosimo.  Baumann was an accomplished brewmaster, a trade that later proved more useful to Al Capone during prohibition, which began in 1920 and lasted until 1933.  In 1928, Baumann purchased the tract of land that Edwin’s Roadhouse sits on, and built a huge commercial building that provided as a prime meeting location within Capone’s Chicago Heights Terriroty and included lodging, gas, dining, entertainment, and illegal booze.  In 1992, Rio Burke toured Edwin’s Roadhouse and provided us with first hand accounts about Capone, Nitti and others. Pictured here is the original business card from 1929, front and back, that Baumann would hand out to help guide his special patrons to Miami Gardens; South from Chicago’s inner city, West from Chicago Heights, East from Joliet and North from Kankakee. 

THE WISDOM OF AL

CAPONE

On Sale Here for a limited time!!!

WWW.THEWISDOMOFALCAPONE.COM

Edwin’s Roadhouse

aka

Capone’s MIAMI

GARDENS

FEATURES:  Cold beer, wines and liquors.  We have a gaming room with video gaming, a pool table and several TV’s for sports.  Gangster Hall rentals and tours by appointment only. HOURS Mon - Thur  8:00AM - 10:00PM Fri  8:00AM - 11:00PM Sat  8:00AM - 11:00PM Sun 10:00AM - 11:00PM Hours can vary.  Please call ahead. TEL: 708-258-3393 ADDRESS: 31851 S Rte 50, Peotone, IL  60468
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