Former president George W. Bush’s childhood home could soon become a permanent part of history.
The National Park Service said it has started a “special resource study” to examine the eligibility of the home on West Ohio Avenue in Midland, Texas, for designation as a new unit of the national park system.
The Bush family, including late former first lady Barbara Pierce Bush, lived in the home between November 1951 and November 1955, as reported by the service, before later moving on to Houston.
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“Midland is really underappreciated as an influence on George W. Bush,” said Jeffrey A. Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, as reported by the New York Times’ Maria Cramer
According to its website, the National Park Service preserves sites permanently for “enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”
“Adding the George W. Bush childhood home is a must for the National Park Service,” said Rice University professor, author and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, as reported by Cramer.
The service will hold a virtual meeting on Jan. 26 for the public to learn more about the former home, which has already been turned into a museum, they said in an announcement last month. The comment period will be open through Feb. 28.
Source : chron.com