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Residences of Ronald Reagan

111 Main St.
Tampico, IL
February 6, 1911-May 1911

Ronald Reagan was born in a second-floor apartment in this building. Sources disagree on whether the first floor was a bakery, restaurant, or a bar at the time he was born. The apartment is open to the public as the Ronald Reagan Birthplance. It was designated a National Historic Site in 2002.

104 W. Glassburn St.
Tampico, IL
May 1911-December 1914

A rented house located outside the main part of town, across the street from the the rail depot.

832-834 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL
December 1914–ca. December 1915

This was an apartment building near the University of Chicago. The University bought the building in 2004, and had it demolished in 2013. (Some sources imply the Reagans lived at two different places in Chicago, but most sources just give one Chicago residence for them.)

1219 N. Kellogg
1460 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL
ca. December 1915–early 1917

The Reagans had two rented houses, a block apart. They moved to the second house (probably the one at 1460 N. Kellogg) in 1916.

218 S. Seventh Street
Monmouth, IL
Early 1917–August 1919

Reagan lived in three different residences in this time period in Monmouth, IL. Sources can only confirm the Seventh Street address.

Main St.
Tampico, IL
August 1919–December 1920

This is the apartment above Pitney’s Shoestore, where Reagan’s father was the store manager.

816 S. Reagan Way [formerly Hennepin Ave.]
Dixon, IL [61021]
December 1920–1924

This was a rented house. In 1984, it become the “Home of Ronald Reagan” through the efforts of local town members and fellow Dixonites from the Reagan's time here.  When it became a National Historic Landmark in 2002, the designation "Reagan Way" was added to the street name.

338 W. Everett St.
Dixon, IL
1924–early 1930

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

TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon) House
Burton Ave.
Eureka College
Eureka, IL
September 1928–June 1932

This was Reagan's residence when he was away at college.

226 W. Lincoln Way
Dixon, IL
early 1930–1931/32

Ronald Reagan’s parents rented the upstairs portion of this house. Reagan lived here when home from college.*

216 N. Galena Ave.
Dixon, IL
1930? – 1931/32

Reagan lived in this rented house when home from college. The site of the house was later turned into a McDonald’s parking lot.*

107 Monroe Ave.
Dixon, IL
Early 1932?–October 1932

This was an apartment over a shoe store, rented by Reagan’s parents. Reagan lived here when home from college, and moved here after he graduated from college in June 1932.

Kimball House Hotel
204 E. 4th St.
Davenport, IA
October 1932–December 1932

Reagan’s residence during his first stint at Davenport radio station WOC. It was later renamed Vale Apartments.

107 Monroe Ave.
Dixon, IL
December 1932 – February 1933

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 510
Davenport, IA
February 1933–May 1933

Reagan’s residence during his second stint at radio station WOC.

330 Center St.
Des Moines, IA
June 1933–ca. April 1934

This was a boarding house where 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.
Des Moines, IA
ca. April 1934–May 1937

This address was an apartment within a house. Reagan and a friend shared the apartment and split the rent.

Montecito Apartments
6650 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA
June 1937–late 1938

Reagan’s first residence after moving to California.

1128 Cory Ave.
Hollywood, CA
Late 1938–Spring 1939?

Reagan’s second residence (apartment?) after moving to California.

1326B Londonderry View
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 1939?–late 1941?

This is an 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.
Los Angeles, CA
Summer/Fall 1941–Summer 1948

The Reagans (Ronald and Jane Wyman) built this new house. It was Reagan's residence until his separation from Jane Wyman, when it was sold.

Ft. Mason
San Francisco, CA
April 1942–June 1942

Reagan was stationed here briefly immediately following induction in to the Armed Forces.

New York, NY
January 1944–November 1944

Reagan was assigned to New York City to participate in a War Loan Drive.

Yearling Row Ranch
17139 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA
ca. 1945–1951

This was Reagan's first ranch property consisting of eight acres. This was not a full-time residence. The name was derived from the films Kings Row (which featured Ronald Reagan) and The Yearling (featuring Jane Wyman.)  It was later subdivided into house lots.

1326B Londonderry View
Los Angeles, CA
Summer 1948–ca. July 1952

After the final separation from Jane Wyman, Reagan moved back to the apartment where 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 Ranch
28754 Mulholland Hgwy.
Agoura, CA
March 1951–1966

Reagan's second ranch, a 290-acre ranch property near Malibou Lake. Reagan was not a full-time resident here. The entrance bore the "Yearling Row" sign from Ronald Reagan's first ranch in Northridge. In 1967, Reagan sold most of the land to 20th Century Fox, for use as a filming location. The entire property is now part of Malibu Creek State Park. Reagan’s ranch house no longer exists, but the state park employees use his former barn for offices and storage. (Some sources state that his ranch was in Malibu, but it had an Agoura mailing address.)

941½ Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
March 1952– ca.July 1952

This was 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.
Pacific Palisades, CA
ca. July 1952–1957

The Reagans built this new ranch-style house. It was torn down ca. 2008, and replaced with a larger, Cape-Cod style home.

1669 San Onofre Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA
January 1957–January 1981

The Reagans built this new midcentury modern-style home. Reagan was working at the time for General Electric as their spokesman . GE installed “every imaginable electric gadget” (to quote Reagan’s autobiography An American Life) in the house. The house was put up for sale when Reagan became President, and sold in 1982. A development company bought the property in 2013 and replaced the house with a larger Spanish-revival structure that retains only a few elements of the Reagans' home.

[Old] Governor’s Mansion
16th and H Streets
Sacramento, CA
January 1967–April 1967

Ronald Reagan lived here for the first three months of his governship. After the Reagans moved out, the Mansion became a State Historic Park open for public tours. In 2015, the Mansion resumed its role as the Governor's residence, and was closed to the public  The Mansion and its grounds remain part of the California state park system.

1341 45th St.
Sacramento, CA
April 1967–January 1975

This rented house served as “The Executive Residence” for most of Reagan’s governorship.

Rancho del Cielo
3333 S. Refugio Rd.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Ranch House Address:
WS Refugio Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463

This 688-acre ranch in the mountains northwest of Santa Barbara was Reagan's "vacation home" during the White House years. It was never a full-time residence, but it was a working ranch. In 1998, it was sold to the organization Young America’s Foundation. In 2002, it was dedicated as a California State Landmark by the Native Sons of the Golden West.

Wexford (aka Atoka)
Middleburg, VA
September 1980–c.November 1980

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

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
January 1981–January 1989

668 St. Cloud
Los Angeles, CA 90077
January 1989-June 2004

This was Reagan’s primary Bel-Air 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.
Ronald Reagan 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 list.

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

Rev. March 2018