The Cult Of The Presidency

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?