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Friday, September 11, 2020

The Lizzie Borden House

      The house at 230 Second Street in Fall River, Massachusetts, the place where, in 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of using a hatchet to murder her father Andrew and her stepmother Abby, is one of America's most infamous and historic crime scenes. In 1893, against strong evidence to the contrary, a jury of twelve men found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the double murder. Since then, true crime buffs have argued over this result as well as the identity of the killer. The case has been the subject of dozens of books and countless articles and scholarly papers. 

     Lizzie Borden died in 1927. From 1948 to 2018, the famous house on Second Street, owned by Martha McGinn who inherited it from her grandparents, operated as a museum and bed and breakfast. In 2018, the house was purchased by Donald Woods and Lee Ann Wilber.

     In September 2020, the Borden house was put up for sale. The asking price: $890,000.

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