In Illinois, the latest example presents itself. The University of Chicago is planning to tear down a building on East 57th Street:
...including the apartment of the 40th president, according to South Side preservationists, who aren’t going to let the building go down without a fight. While he spent the majority of his childhood living instate, but outside of Chicago, Reagan lived in the apartment in a six-flat building on East 57th Street and South Maryland Avenue for one year as a child, from 1914 to 1915.
Mr. Daley, tear down that building!
It's one thing to preserve a residence that shaped history Mt. Vernon, Moticello, even Hearst Castle. But an apartment where a former president lived for one year as a child?
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