The University of Chicago will soon demolish Ronald Reagan’s boyhood home. To make way for a parking lot.
The building the Reagans lived in is about to be demolished. The land now belongs to the University of Chicago’s Medical Center and the plan is to replace it with a grassy strip bordering what will be a new parking lot.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks turned down an appeal to give the building landmark status on the grounds that it “does not have sufficient architectural significance” and “is not associated with Mr. Reagan during his active and productive years.”
The parking is for … wait for it … a Barack Obama Presidential Library.