By Tim Binnall
The site of an infamous double axe murder that captured the country's attention in the late 1800s has gone on the market in Massachusetts. Located in the community of Fall River, the residence was where Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally slain in 1892, sparking a sensational murder trial of daughter Lizzie Borden, who was subsequently acquitted. In modern times, the house has become a bed and breakfast as well as a tourist attraction featuring guided tours recounting the case as well as detailing purported paranormal activity said to frequently occur in the home. And now the centerpiece of the proverbial Lizzie Borden empire could be yours as the home is up for sale.
According to a local media report, the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast officially went on the market today with an asking price of $2 million which includes not only the fully-furnished home itself, but also the business as well as trademarks and intellectual rights surrounding the notorious case. Described as "an unbelievable opportunity to own and operate one of New England's top tourist attractions," the listing would seem to be targeted towards potential owners who will keep the popular site running rather than buyers who might wish to purchase the historic home for themselves alone. Lizzie's post-trial home, dubbed Maplecroft also went up for sale last year and both buildings are owned by the same pair of partners, who apparently have decided to get out of the Borden business