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Dallas tears down ex-home of JFK assassin Oswald

January 14, 2013 • National News


A bulldozer is used to demolish a two-story apartment building in Dallas, Texas on Monday, January 14, 2013 where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before assassinating President John F. Kennedy. The rundown building was demolished by court order after a dispute between the city and landlord Jane Bryant. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)

DALLAS (AP) — A handful of history buffs and curious onlookers watched Monday as a bulldozer tore through the walls of a dilapidated apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald lived a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The uninhabited 10-unit, two-story apartment complex built in 1925 was one of several remaining places tied to Kennedy’s Nov. 22, 1963, assassination, which remains perhaps the most infamous moment in Dallas history. Oswald lived at the building at 600 Elsbeth St. with his wife, Marina, and young daughter from November 1962 to March 1963.

The residence is mentioned in the Warren Commission report that investigated Kennedy’s death and concluded Oswald acted alone.

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