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Texas School Book Depsitory (Dallas Administration)

411 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 94710 USA

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“Where Oswald (allegedly) shot Kennedy”

The Texas School Book Depository (now the Dallas County Administration Building) is the former name of a seven-floor building facing Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas (U.S.). Located on the northwest corner of Elm and North Houston Streets, at the western end of downtown Dallas, its address is 411 Elm Street. The building is notable for its connection to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. An employee, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot the president from a sixth floor window on the southeast corner. The structure is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. In 1963 the building was in use as a multi-floor warehouse for the storage of school textbooks and related materials and an order-fulfillment center by a private business of the same name. On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old former U.S. Marine who was working as a temporary employee at the building, fired the shots that killed the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Oswald was murdered in police custody before he could stand trial. The Texas School Book Depository Company moved out in 1970 and the building was sold at auction to Aubrey Mayhew, a Nashville, Tennessee music producer and collector of Kennedy memorabilia, by the owner D. H. Byrd. In 1972, ownership reverted to Byrd, and the building was purchased in 1977 by the government of Dallas County. After renovating the lower five floors of the building for use as county government offices, the Dallas County Administration Building was dedicated on March 29, 1981. On President's Day 1989, the sixth floor opened to the public (for an admission charge) as the Sixth Floor Museum of assassination-related exhibits. On President's Day 2002, the seventh floor gallery opened. On May 4, 2010 burglars attempted to steal a safe from the Sixth Floor Museum, but fled when "they were confronted by a security guard", leaving the unopened safe suspended from a winch on the back of a truck..

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EscapeRvist

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April 01, 2021
Rated 5.0

The tour of this museum really puts you in a first person view of what occurred. Whether you are a believer or not, its a must to see the window, the X in the road, and first hand what the shot would have looked it. Next, there is a great walkthrough and history of how JFK became president. There is a lot about his legacy, his achievements, etc. Between the videos, displays, and audio you get a real picture for who he was. This is a great homeschool field trip. Its also great for adults who are curious about the assassination. Learn more about our trip here: https://www.facebook.com/escapervist/posts/168862728413999

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marchayot

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June 26, 2017
Rated 5.0

An awesome museum that details not only the assassination but also life in Dallas and the Kennedy Whitehouse.

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Texas School Book Depsitory (Dallas Administration)

411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas
94710 USA

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