The Fortress of Logan Square U- Haul Storage Center building in North Chicago was once frequented by big-time gangster/mobster Al Capone.

Capone used it for a slot/pinball machine manufacturing business and, according to newspaper reports, Capone operated a beer factory there during Prohibition. One area leading out to the roof is believed to be where his personal barbershop was located.

License-plate renewal tags for 38 states were also made here. At one time, 400 people were employed in the building. The building was constructed in 1912, with additional modifications and construction through 1930.

U-Haul purchased the building in July 1999 and, in 2002, completed a stunning conversion, featuring 1930s bank-style decor for the center’s showroom.

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Chicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center Falling BrickChicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center Fasce Brick Damage

 

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Chicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center Main Entrance

Chicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center 4100 W. Fullerton

 

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Chicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center First Floor 2 - BeforeChicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center First Floor - Before

 

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Chicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center ShowroomChicago Fortress U-Haul Storage Center Showroom Counter