Lee Harvey Oswald Rooming House
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Home history and ownership
Located at 1026 N. Beckley in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, TX, this home and one of its three bedrooms was the temporary residence of Lee Harvey Oswald at the time of the John F. Kennedy Assassination. Oswald rented a room here for $8 a week, beginning October 14, 1963, under the name O.H. Lee The building is approximately 2 miles from the Texas School Book Depository where Oswald began working on October 16.
Built in 1935, the three bedroom home was bought by Mrs Gladys Johnson in 1943. It is currently owned by Mrs Johnson's granddaughter, Pat Hall, who has opened the home to the public and offers tours.
Connection to the Kennedy Assassination
On the date of the assassination, November 22, 1963, Oswald returned to his room at this location immediately after shooting President John F. Kennedy from a sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository . According to housekeeper Earlene Roberts, Oswald entered the home in a "hurry", grabbed a light jacket and remained in the home only three to four minutes and left on foot.
Shortly thereafter, Oswald was confronted by Dallas Police officer J.D. Tippit near the intersection of 10th and Patton. After exchanging a few words, Oswald fatally shot Officer Tippit and was later arrested a short time later at the Texas Theater.
- Warren Commission Hearings, Volume X P. 294 Testimony of Mrs. Arthur Carl (Gladys J.) Johnson
- "Dallas Central Appraisal District". http://www.dcad.org/.
- Appleton, Roy (31 May 2013). "Lee Harvey Oswald's rooming house in Oak Cliff can be yours for $500,000". Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com). http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/best-southwest/headlines/20130531-the-oswald-rooming-house-in-oak-cliff-can-be-yours-for-500000.ece. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- Warren Commission Hearings, Volume VI p.434 Testimony of Mrs. Earlene Roberts