Former President Ronald Reagan’s childhood Chicago home to be demolished and turned into parking lot – but could it be for Obama’s Presidential Library?
The Chicago home where the late President Ronald Reagan grew up is slated to be demolished and potentially turned into a parking lot for President Obama’s Library, it was revealed today.
The home, at 832 E. 57th Street, was where Reagan survived a near-fatal bout of pneumonia in 1915 and he has written fondly of playing in the Hyde Park neighborhood with his brother and others.
But the University of Chicago has recently purchased the apartment building and they have announced plans to raze it and make it a parking lot.
The elite university has begun aggressively lobbying to become the site for President Obama’s future Presidential Library, leaving some to wonder if the parking spaces are being built to accommodate future visitors, the Washington Times reported.”