Take a Tour of the Actual Ponzi’s $3.3M Lexington Home

The Lexington home once owned by Charles Ponzi.
The Lexington home once owned by Charles Ponzi. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe

Investing your money with anything associated with the name “Ponzi’’ is generally a bad idea. But for deep-pocketed home buyers, $3.3 million could buy the infamous investment fraudster’s Lexington home. If you can’t afford the price tag, $25 will get you into a Lexington Historical Society house tour that includes Charles Ponzi’s home, according to The Boston Globe.

From the Globe:

The official theme of this year's fund-raising event is "Homes in the Heart of Lexington," featuring a dozen properties within walking distance of the town center. But unofficially, the buzz is all about one particular residence on the tour: the Ponzi house.

[Lexington resident Meg] Muckenhoupt counts herself among the many who are eager to catch a glimpse at the ornate and beautifully preserved home at 19 Slocum Road, where the Italian immigrant Charles Ponzi, his wife, Rose, and his mother moved in 1920.

At the time, Ponzi was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars off an investment ruse that came to bear his name, which speaks to the would-be financier's importance to history.

Click here to read the full Boston Globe story. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the Ponzi house.