(DNAINFO.COM) HYDE PARK — Demolition began Tuesday on the Hyde Park apartment building where President Ronald Reagan lived for about two years as a child.

Crews from Heneghan Wrecking Co. were out with cranes fitted with large metal claws to pick apart the building at 832 E. 57th St., where the 40th U.S. president lived with his parents in 1914 and 1915.

The University of Chicago bought the building in 2004 as part of a decade-long effort to buy all residential property immediately north of the hospital.

 

  • Text smaller
  • Text bigger
Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.