Lake Cliff may have the most colorful history of any neighborhood in Oak Cliff. It was once part of the original township of Oak Cliff that Dallas annexed in 1901, and it has been the gateway to Oak Cliff since the 19th century. Named after the small freshwater lake created by the exclusive Llewellyn Country […]Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Hugh Aynesworth is the only person to have witnessed the assassination of the president, the arrest of the assassin, and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. Now, 50 years later —ye gads, it IS 50 years — he recounts the events that have passed into memory and controversy, and sets the record […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More