CHICAGO - Ronald Reagan's short term Chicago apartment is about to be demolished by the University of Chicago. John Ruberry, Marathon Pundit, writes bulldozers are positioned to begin the tear down, and demolition has already begun on neighboring buildings -
This afternoon I drove to Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood to check the status of what I call the Ronald Reagan apartment. In 1915 "Dutch" Reagan and his family lived in an apartment at 832 E. 57th Street. The University of Chicago has owned the building since 2004. It's across the street from the University of Chicago's Medical Center's New Pavillion. Ironically, Michelle Obama and White House Senior Counsel Valerie Jarrett are former top executives of the Med Center. President Obama once taught constitutional law at the university, which is now lobbying to be the site of his presidential library.
Last month, Heneghan Wrecking, working on behalf of the U of C, filed for a demolition permit for the Reagan apartment. But almost immediately, the City of Chicago put that permit request on hold. There is a 90-day maximum for this action. Several neighboring buildings have already been torn down.
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