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New word out of Illinois that one of Ronald Reagan's childhood homes is about to get demolished.
-- that home.
The University of Chicago owns the land now and is about to go under the bulldozer despite calls to preserve it as a historic site.
And critics say the decision is being driven by politics.
Trace Gallagher -- -- what's a newsroom with more Trace.
President Reagan mega live the first 21 years of his life in Illinois and most of his boyhood homes -- been -- preserved in fact some of them -- in an open to the public but in 1915 that how she showed.
Ronald Reagan's family moved in there that's when young Dutch as he was known then was four years old.
Well the building is now -- by the University of Chicago they wanna raise it as you said to make a parking lot.
Couple things going against this building the Chicago landmark commission turned down an appeal.
To give the building landmark status thing it just doesn't have enough architectural significance.
And the man who was fighting to make sure this building stands while he died about three weeks ago now a Chicago woman has kind of picked up the torch.
And is trying to convince the university that the building is part of what shape the former president's character.
And is the place where his first memories were made that this thing should actually be turned a new museum.
That as you said is kind of falling on deaf ears at the University of Chicago because they -- is one of their many buildings.
And it is about to be taken down now on the flip side the University of Chicago is lobbying.
To build a presidential library.
For President Obama not on that site mind you but in.
The area -- Hyde Park same area that's where the president currently has -- home so.
We asked the University of Chicago for a statement and they simply said look there's lots of buildings on our land.
This one's -- and a Trace Gallagher thank you.
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