Historical figures occupy physical space just like the rest of us, and sometimes that physical space is downright unremarkable. Before he was a world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway was just a kid in a house in Oak Park, IL - a house that recently went on sale for a relatively modest half-million. Paul McCartney's boyhood home was asking considerably less than that - as was a brownstone where Al Capone used to live.
Historical figures' homes come up for sale all the time; sometimes they're swiftly snapped up, and sometimes they linger on the market. The price ranges are enormous - from barely over $100,000 to well into the millions. Some historical homes are grand estates, while some are drab dwellings you wouldn't give a second glance.
Read on to see some legendary personalities' onetime residences that have recently been on the market. Dying to move into the bedroom of someone who once made history? It can be easier - and cheaper - than you might think.
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