Sale price for 'Ma' Barker house lowered

Central Florida home known for longest shootout in FBI history

Published On: Nov 27 2012 09:37:21 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 09:50:28 AM EST
Ma Barker House
OCKLAWAHA, Fla. -

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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