The History of

"I hope you don't wait...

you never wait...

for happiness."

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Here's the story...

The building at 19 East 21st Street has a long, storied past that spans over a century. Constructed in the late 1800's, it was later occupied by Al Capone and his cronies, who used the upstairs floor as a shooting range for target practice and hosted secret underground tunnels used to transport alcohol during Prohibition.

Mae was Capone's wife as well as his muse. She and their son, Albert Francis "Sonny" Capone, often stayed at the nearby Lexington Hotel while Al operated out of our building. Known for the loyalty and compassion that were paramount to her character, it is Mae's legacy that continues to inspire what we know today as Mae District.

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19 East 21st Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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