JFK assassination

Reston's Article in 'Slate' Calls Oswald House on N. Beckley "Ramshackle," And Lake Cliff "Fairly Rough"

By Joanna England / November 18, 2013 / 14 Comments

It seems as if people are coming out of the woodwork to offer their experiences and opinions on Dallas and how it relates to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. What will prove frustrating to many Dallasites are the blatant generalizations made by these one-off columnists who’ve had only a glimpse of the city they are hot on critiquing.

Take, for instance, James Reston Jr.’s piece in Slate that serves as a journal of his tour through the city, following the footsteps of alleged JFK shooter Lee Harvey Oswald after the he fled the Texas School Book Depository in downtown’s West End and hopped a bus for Oak Cliff.

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Why Buy When You Can Look? Owner of Oswald Rental in Oak Cliff Is Giving Tours of Alleged JFK Assassin's Room

By Joanna England / September 24, 2013 / 2 Comments

I understand Pat Hall’s need to pay the bills on the Oak Cliff home where alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald lived, but I doubt opening its doors to tourists will get the house sold. Hall, whose mother rented a room in the Beckley Avenue home to Oswald for $8 a week, is seeking $500,000 for the whole shebang according to DMN reporter Roy Appleton.

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Boarding House Where Lee Harvey Oswald Hung His Hat To Hit The Market in June

By Joanna England / May 15, 2013 / 4 Comments

  Photo: Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the unassuming brown brick house at 1026 N. Beckley Avenue right up until he was apprehended for allegedly shooting the president. It was the last place he is known to have lived. And now it can be yours. It’ll cost you, of course. The […]

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UPDATE: Bricks Are Gone From Former Home of Lee Harvey Oswald, Yet Dilapidated Structure Remains

By Joanna England / December 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

We reported that last week, the apartment complex that alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald once occupied was being dismantled brick by brick, and those bricks were being sold by the building’s owner, Jane Bryant. However, the rest of the decaying structure has yet to meet the wrecking ball, much to the chagrin of the […]

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After a Lengthy Battle, Site of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Former Apartment is Being Razed

By Joanna England / November 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

Update 3:09 p.m: I added this great photo of the complex going bye bye– this is history, folks.

The owner of the apartment building where alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald once lived fought tooth and nail against City Hall to keep the dilapidated building from meeting the wrecking ball.

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