Home of Former Mob Boss Could Become a Historic Philadelphia Landmark

The home of a Philadelphia mob boss where he was killed more than three decades ago has been nominated to become a landmark.

Angelo Bruno was shot to death outside his Philadelphia home in 1980 at age 69. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the "Gentle Don's" rowhome was nominated to become designated an official landmark with the city's Historical Commission.

Bruno ran the city's mob in the 1960s and 1970s.

Celeste Morello says she nominated the three-bedroom home due to its criminal activity, which helped create federal laws that combat organized crime.

The commission will take up the nomination during its meeting Thursday morning.

Bruno's daughter currently lives in the house, which has been for sale for several years.

For more information: The Philadelphia Daily News

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