President Ronald Reagans childhood home is set to be demolished to make room for a parking lot for Barack Obamas Presidential library.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks previously denied the Gipper’s home landmark status in 2012, according to The Washington Times, and the university subsequently scheduled demolition to begin in January. Officials claim the home does not reach landmark status because it is not architecturally significant and the nation’s 40th president did nothing notable while living there.
Reagan was 4 when his family moved to the 832 E. 57th St. home in the Hyde Park District of the Windy City.
With the wrecking balls in place, it could be 90 days or less before the home is knocked down. In its place, a plaque would serve as the marker of the historic spot, according to university representatives.
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