Maybe you heard the tale? A Washington Times Communities article (also reported by Newsmax) suggested that the University of Chicago, which owns the Chicago apartment property of former President Ronald Reagan, was planning to demolish it to make way for a parking lot for the Obama Library. According to the people dedicated to preserving that property, that is not true.
The claim published in Newsmax today and the Washington Times on Friday, re-posted in Drudge, that the University of Chicago is planning to demolish the Reagan home at 832 E. 57th Street to make way for a parking lot for the Obama Presidential Library is utterly inaccurate, according to informed sources in Hyde Park.
John Ruberry at Marathon Pundit tells us what the University is planning.
While the University of Chicago, which owns the six-flat at 832 E. 57th Street, filed for a demolition permit for the Reagan home through a surrogate so a parking lot can be built, it has nothing to do with the Obama presidential library. Kendall cites “informed sources in Hyde Park.”
So the University of Chicagostan is planning to turn it into a parking lot, but not for the Prophet Obama.
And it appears that no one knows yet exactly where the Obama Library will end up. Beirut might be safer but if that is not an option, a murder capital of the US, in the middle of a corrupt, failing city, with massive debt, high taxes, downgraded bond ratings, teetering near bankruptcy, after decades of being run just the way Obama likes it, is certainly the most suitable destination.
I wonder how many armed security guards they’ll need to employ and if they’ll be armed with guns from the Fast and Furious Wing?