Sale price for 'Ma' Barker house lowered

Published On: Nov 27 2012 09:37:21 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 09:50:28 AM EST

A house notorious for the longest gun battle in FBI history is up for sale almost 80 years later.


The selling price has been lowered for the Central Florida house known as the Ma Barker hideout, which is the site of the longest shootout in FBI history.

The two-story Marion County house was slated to be auctioned in October and drew international attention, but the event was canceled when agents said their clients were cool to the $1 million starting bid. The two-thousand square foot home is now listed at $889,000.

The house was made famous in 1935 when fugitive gangster Fred Barker and his mother, Kate "Ma" Barker, were killed in a shootout with FBI agents. More than 1,500 rounds of ammunition were fired into the house for six hours.

Ma Barker had been labeled Public Enemy No. 1 by the federal government for a spree of murders, kidnappings and robberies throughout the Midwest.

Once the home is sold, the money will be split among the 10 relatives of the family who built the home.

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