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    Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library | Washington Times Communities

    CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and it has nothing to do with the frigid temperature.
    The apartment building at 832 E. 57th Street was once the Chicago home of a boy who would become a President.
    No, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world.
    But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s historic home. Is it politically motivated? Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel behind the move?

    Reagan as a child.
    It was a different world back in 1915. Reagan's family had moved here from Tampico, Illinois. His father had gotten a job at the famed Marshall Field’s – now only a memory. A coin-operated gas lamp was the only home’s only source of heat.
    But it didn’t stop a young “Dutch” Reagan from dreaming.
    Young Reagan would watch the horse-drawn fire engines galloping wildly down the streets to save the day and he decided that he, too, would become a firefighter. It was here, too, that he survived a bout with pneumonia – he had the fight in him even then


    In January, Reagan’s home was granted a last minute stay of execution by the City of Chicago, at least for now. But the clock is ticking and it could be 90 days or less before demolition begins.
    While the university is planning to kill Reagan’s home, University of Chicago is also aggressively lobbying to be the site of President Barack Obama’s presidential library
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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    Bulldoze it and salt the earth. Joking! I didn't know Reagan lived in Chicago...I thought he grew up in Dixon?
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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    I believe we have enough things honoring President Reagan, from an aircraft carrier to the Airport in DC. He has a holy pilgrimage site in California for the faithful to flock to. lots of schools and bridges named for him.

    Question is how many folks visited the old apt building since Reagan's death and who the hell even knew he lived there at all before this?

    Back east a popular joke is the number of places that have signs- 'George Washington slept here', the Father of our Country, well ok, but the Gipper... maybe not so much?

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    The Democrats hate Reagan because they have no national figure to match his prominence. Obama keeps trying to get others to think of him as Lincoln and is trying to elevate himself to the status of Reagan, but his efforts are just silly, he looks silly even trying. It infuriates the Liberals when the Conservatives keep mentioning Reagan because they have no one at all and Reagan was very popular worldwide. He was a figure of humor and grace, without malice, very successful before running for President. All of the things that the Liberals hate so much about Conservatives.

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The Democrats hate Reagan because they have no national figure to match his prominence. Obama keeps trying to get others to think of him as Lincoln and is trying to elevate himself to the status of Reagan, but his efforts are just silly, he looks silly even trying. It infuriates the Liberals when the Conservatives keep mentioning Reagan because they have no one at all and Reagan was very popular worldwide. He was a figure of humor and grace, without malice, very successful before running for President. All of the things that the Liberals hate so much about Conservatives.
    I do laugh when I hear his name mentioned with such reverance as you do. Is that what you mean by humor?

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I do laugh when I hear his name mentioned with such reverance as you do. Is that what you mean by humor?
    Change that "a" to an "e." As time goes on, you might become more familiar with our language.

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    I am a little anti-historical places these days. I kid you not, there is a road near me that historical because George Washington probably went down it when he was visiting the states even though there is no official evidence of it other than that was the way he most likely went to get to where he ended up next from where he was last known to be.

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    One of Regan's childhood homes VS the expansion of University and medical facilities?



    uhm I think i go with the University and medical facilities, seems like a no brainer


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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    Not really seeing a big deal about this

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    Re: Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library

    If it wasn't important enough to place on the National Registry of Historic Places, it's certainly not sacrosanct. If it was? They won't be able to remove it.
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