RRonald Reagan Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration

RESIDENCES OF RONALD REAGAN

 

 

 

111 Main St.February 1911 May 1911

 

Tampico, IL

 

Second-floor apartment. The first floor held a bakery and/or restaurant, which was replaced by a bank in 1919. Designated today as Birthplace of Ronald Reagan.

 

 

 

104 W. Glassburn St.May 1911 December 1914

 

Tampico, IL

 

House outside of the main part of town, opposite the rail depot.

 

 

 

832-834 E. 57th St.December 1914 ca. December 1915

 

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Chicago, IL

 

Address is for an apartment near the University of Chicago. The Reagans may have

 

also lived in a second location during their time in Chicago.

 

 

 

1219 N. Kellogg ca. December 1915 early 1917

 

1460 N. Kellogg

 

Galesburg, IL

 

Two rented houses, a block apart. Moved to the second house (probably the one at 1460 N. Kellogg) in 1916.

 

 

 

218 S. Seventh Ave.Early 1917 August 1919

 

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____[3 different residences]

 

Monmouth, IL

 

 

 

____ Main St.August 1919 December 1920

 

Tampico, IL

 

Apartment above Pitneys Shoestore, while Reagans father was the store manager.

 

 

 

816 S. Reagan Way [formerly Hennepin Ave.]December 1920 1924

 

Dixon, IL [61021]

 

Rented house. Locally maintained as the Home of Ronald Reagan beginning in 1984. When it was designated a National Historic Site in 2002, the street name was changed from Hennepin Avenue to Reagan Way.

 

 

 

338 W. Everett St.1924 1930

 

Dixon, IL

 

Rented house. After Reagan began attending Eureka College in September 1928, he lived here only when he was home from college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T.K.E. (Tau Kappa Epsilon) HouseSeptember 1928 June 1932

 

____ Burton Ave.

 

Eureka College

 

Eureka, IL

 

When away at college.

 

 

 

226 W. Lincoln Way1930? 1931/32

 

Dixon, IL

 

Ronald Reagans parents rented the upstairs portion of this house. Reagan lived here when home from college. [*]

 

 

 

216 N. Galena Ave.1930? 1931/32

 

Dixon, IL

 

Parents rented house, in which Reagan lived when home from college. Site of the house was later turned into a McDonalds parking lot. [*]

 

 

 

[*]Sources disagree on whether the Reagans lived first in the Lincoln Way house, or in the Galena Avenue house.

 

 

 

107 Monroe Ave.early 1932? October 1932

 

Dixon, IL

 

Apartment over a shoe store, rented by Reagans parents. Reagan lived here when home from college, and moved here after he graduated from college in June 1932.

 

 

 

Kimball House HotelOctober 1932 December 1932

 

204 E. 4th St.

 

Davenport, IA

 

Reagans residence during his first stint at Davenport radio station WOC. Later renamed Vale Apartments.

 

 

 

107 Monroe Ave.December 1932 February 1933

 

Dixon, IL

 

After his initial job at WOC ended, Reagan moved back in with his parents. His parents remained at this address until he brought them to California in Fall 1937.

 

 

 

Perry Apartments, Room 510February 1933 May 1933

 

Davenport, IA

 

Reagans residence during his second stint at radio station WOC.

 

 

 

330 Center St.June 1933 ca. April 1934

 

Des Moines, IA

 

Boarding house, to which Reagan moved when he took a job as an announcer at Des Moines radio station WHO. For a period of time, he shared his living quarters with his brother, Neil (Moon) Reagan.

 

 

 

 

 

400 Center St.ca. April 1934 May 1937

 

Des Moines, IA

 

Apartment within a house. Reagan and a friend shared the apartment and split the rent.

 

 

 

Montecito ApartmentsJune 1937 late 1938

 

6650 Franklin Ave.

 

Hollywood, CA

 

Reagans first residence after moving to California.

 

 

 

1128 Cory Ave.Late 1938 Spring 1939?

 

Hollywood, CA

 

[Los Angeles]

 

Reagans second residence after moving to California (apartment?).

 

 

 

1326 Londonderry ViewSpring 1939? late 1941?

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Apartment building. Reagan may have lived in unit number 5. After he married Jane Wyman, who also lived in the building, they moved together into one unit until their new house was finished. However, they apparently rented the apartment for a while after their move to the house (perhaps just until the lease ended?).

 

 

 

9137 Cordell Dr.Summer/Fall 1941 Summer 1948

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

Built new house. Residence until separation from Jane Wyman, when it was sold.

 

 

 

Ft. MasonApril 1942 June 1942

 

San Francisco, CA

 

Stationed here briefly immediately following induction in to the Armed Forces.

 

 

 

____January 1944 November 1944

 

New York, NY

 

Assigned to New York City to participate in a War Loan Drive.

 

 

 

____ca. 1945 1951

 

Northridge, CA

 

First ranch property (8 acres). Not a full-time residence. Was later subdivided into house lots.

 

 

 

1326 Londonderry ViewSummer 1948 ca. July 1952

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

After the final separation from Jane Wyman, Reagan moved back to the apartment in which he had lived immediately prior to the marriage. He kept the apartment until he and Nancy Davis, whom he married in March 1952, were able to move into a house together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yearling Row RanchMarch 1951 1966

 

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Malibu[Agoura], CA

 

250-acre ranch, near Malibou Lake. Not a full-time residence. Reagan sold most of the land in 1967. The entire property is now part of Malibu Creek State Park. Reagans ranch house no longer exists, but the state park employees use his former barn for offices and storage.

 

 

 

941Hilgard Ave.March 1952 ca. July 1952

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

[Westwood]

 

Nancy Davis apartment residence prior to her marriage to Ronald Reagan. After their marriage, Ronald and Nancy Reagan lived here together until they were able to move into a house. Ronald Reagan also kept his Londonderry View apartment (see above entry for that residence) until they moved into the house.

 

 

 

1258 Amalfi Dr.ca. July 1952 1957

 

Pacific Palisades, CA

 

Built new house.

 

 

 

1669 San Onofre Dr.January 1957 January 1981

 

Pacific Palisades, CA

 

Built new house. General Electric, for which Reagan was a spokesman at the time, installed every imaginable electric gadget (to quote Reagans autobiography An American Life). Was put up for sale when Reagan became President, and sold in 1982.

 

 

 

[Old] Governors MansionJanuary 1967 April 1967

 

16th and H Streets

 

Sacramento, CA

 

Now a State Historic Landmark. The Reagans were the last to reside in it.

 

 

 

1341 45th St.April 1967 January 1975

 

Sacramento, CA

 

Rented house which served as The Executive Residence for most of Reagans governorship.

 

 

 

Rancho del Cielo1974 1996

 

3333 Refugio Rd.

 

Santa Ynez, CA 93460

 

[ranch house address:

 

WS Refugio Rd.

 

Solvang, CA 93463]

 

688-acre ranch in the mountains northwest of Santa Barbara. Not a full-time residence. In 1998, it was sold to the organization Young Americas Foundation. In 2002, it was dedicated as a California State Landmark by the Native Sons of the Golden West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wexford (aka Atoka)September 1980 c. November 1980

 

Middleburg, VA

 

Rented house about 60 miles from Washington DC, which served as a base of operations and temporary residence during the 1980 Presidential campaign. It. It was built in the early 1960s by President Kennedy, as a private retreat for him and his family. It was named Wexford after the county in Ireland from which the Kennedy family came.

 

 

 

The White HouseJanuary 1981 January 1989

 

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

 

Washington, DC 20500

 

 

 

668 St. CloudJanuary 1989 June 2004

 

Los Angeles, CA 90077

 

[Bel-Air]

 

Reagans primary residence for the remainder of his life after leaving the Presidency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Sources:

 

Cannon, Lou. Reagan. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982.

 

Edwards, Anne. Early Reagan: The Rise to Power. New York: William Morrow, 1987.

 

Morris, Edmund. Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. New York: Random House, 1999.

 

Reagan, Maureen. First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir. Boston: Little, Brown, 1989.

 

Reagan, Nancy with William Novak. My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan. New York: Random House, 1989.

 

Reagan, Ronald. An American Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

 

_____, with Richard G. Hubler. Where's the Rest of Me? New York: Karz Publishers, 1981.

 

Reagan, Ronald: Military Personnel Records, 1935-45. A component of Record Group 407. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, CA.

 

Material in Reagan Library vertical file.

 

 

 

In addition to the above sources, Ronald Reagan personally edited an earlier version of this lis

 

 

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