President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

An apartment building tucked away in Pasadena is far from the White House, but President Barack Obama once called the modest dwelling home.

Now the West Coast residence has received some of the spotlight. Over the weekend, the apartment building at 253 Glenarm Street was marked with a plaque commemorating the time Obama called it home: 1980-81, during his sophomore year at Occidental College.

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The effort to mark the president’s former residence started with Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison who has met Obama, according to a report from KPPC. 

“When I met him, I of course mentioned that I was on the city council in Pasadena. When I said that, his eyes lit up and he said, ‘I love Pasadena. I lived there when I was a sophomore at Occidental College, and I had so much fun in Pasadena. And that’s terrific,’” Madison told KPPC.

According to Madison, President Obama has been notified of the plaque and reportedly was “touched” by Pasadena’s recognition.

 

 

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