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DIXON,IL-- The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is in much need of an upgrade.

It was built back in 1891 and was the childhood home of the late 40th President Ronald Reagan.

Both the house and the visitor center next to it need a fresh coat of paint and have leaky roofs that need to be fixed.

Patrick Gorman, the Executive Director of the home says it would cost up to $100,000 in repairs and maintenance.

Gorman says they plan to raise the money through fundraisers and other donations.

"We had planned on taking our flags from the gift shop and raising them over the home and marketing them saying they've been flown over the home," says Gorman.

Each year the home brings thousands of visitors from all over the United States and even from other countries.