Typical Leftist Moonbattery…Ass Hats To Tear Down Reagan’s Childhood Home For Obama Library Parking Lot

Via Drudge

This story comes from The Washington Times

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 – A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s 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, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world.

But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s 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 Field’s – now only a memory. A coin-operated gas lamp was the only home’s only source of heat.

Hyde Park is an historic district. It would seem to me that no houses or buildings in the area could be torn down unless they were in danger of falling into the streets because of disrepair.
I’ve been in the construction business for over thirty years and have worked on a few buildings of historic value. The main rule is that one can change the inside of the building to suit their needs, but the outside of the building must remain true to the architectural standards of the era in which the building was built. In other words, you can not change the “footprint” of the building, nor can you make architectural changes to the outside of the building. Even in painting the outside of the building in question, one must use historic colors of the time.
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