Skip to comments.Reagan's home could become a parking lot for Obama's library
Posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:42 AM PST by SueRae
CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicagos 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, its not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartments first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world. But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagans 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 Fields now only a memory. A coin-operated gas lamp was the only homes only source of heat. But it didnt 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. You can almost imagine him skipping down these streets, playing with his brother Neil, whose nickname was Moon.
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“Is it politically motivated?”
Uh... let’s check the ol’ forest lavatory for bears...
HOPE & CHANGE is really
HOAX & CHAINS
While it probably is politically motivated, not every building that every president ever lived in needs to be preserved.
The home that John Adams had in Boston is long gone but his birthplace and the family house still exist.
Sort of the way St. Petersburg was changed to Leningrad? The radicals cannot help but try to rewrite history as though it never happened.
The symbolism is not wasted on the Left. This is their triumphant boot-heel on the throat moment.
Let HI host the Obama library! No one will want to see it, so it might as well be in some obscure part of the world. To even think of bulldozing over Reagan’s boyhood home is pure chutzpah! Not that the Obamas and Rham are not full of it...
Here we go again, the headline doesn’t match the story.
There is no Obama library, and no site has been chosen for it. The University of Chicago Medical Center want’s to tear down the building for THEIR OWN parking lot.
Jakarta would be a more logical place for the Obama library. Researchers who visited the library would be able to listen to the Muslim call to prayer, which Obama thinks is the most beautiful sound on earth (other than his own voice, one would assume).
want’s = wants
Lets hope and pray they do not destroy the home located at the birthplace of the Fairway King! I’m looking forward to the trip to Kenya to visit it!
I thought the Obama library was going to be in Honolulu?
I know, but being American culture is largely more materialistic than symbolic, alot of times the message is lost and often they end up screwing themselves in the process.
I rather like the symbolism - Obama once again turning anything connected with American greatness into nothing more impressive than a parking lot.
It's in the ballpark.
"While the university is planning to kill Reagans home, University of Chicago is also aggressively lobbying to be the site of President Barack Obamas presidential library."
How many of the places where President Reagan lived as a child are proposed or should be preserved for recognition? Reagan was born in 1911 Tampico, Illinois and his family moved around to various locations during the next eight years before moving back to Tampico, Illinois. Should those locations which includes the one discussed in this article be preserved also? This structure in Chicago was a place he lived for a year or so when he was between three and four years old.
It's Obozo, he'll sign an executive order for a library in each of the 57 states.
I suggest a site about 200 miles west of there.