Ronald Reagan’s Childhood Home To Become Obama Library?

There are 13 U.S. presidents that have libraries or rather, repositories, according to the National Archives, for preserving their personal papers, records, and other historical materials.  Now that President Obama is serving his second term it may be time that he gets his rare documents preserved as well.

According to the Daily Mail, President Obama may have a future library built in an ironically historic location in Chicago, Ronald Reagan’s childhood home.  But, there’s another interesting little tidbit in the story revealed Thursday.  Those that are looking to bulldoze the Reagan nostalgia, feel that the site would be best utilized as Obama’s library parking lot.

The location, 832 E. 57th Street, is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood and the University of Chicago recently purchased the apartment building to make room for a parking lot.  The University has been courting the Obama administration to house the president’s library in the location, but there has only been lobbying and no final decision has been made.

According to the report, some of the liberals in the city run by President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, are not impressed and, according to the report, are nearly excited about razing the former presidential home to make way for a parking lot.

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-J.C. Brooks

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