The University of Chicago Medical Center has announced plans to turn Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Chicago into a parking lot for President Barack Obama’s 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.
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
Reagan was 4 when
his family moved to the 832 E. 57th St. home in the Hyde Park District of the