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Apartment Building that Housed Lee Harvey Oswald to be Demolished

After years of dispute over code violations, a dilapidated apartment building where accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived is coming down.

Oswald Under Arrest

Jane Bryant, whose Align LP owns and is trying to sell the property at 600 Elsbeth St. in north Oak Cliff, is under a court order to raze the structure by Friday. And Monday afternoon she was there as a worker removed bricks from its outer walls.

600 Elsbeth Street, Oak Cliff — apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald once lived

Bryant, who agreed to the order in May, said she hopes to hire a demolition contractor soon and is trying to salvage and sell the building’s hundreds of bricks in the meantime.

The building has been boarded up and the site surrounded by a chain-link fence for years.

Apartment 2 in the building, where Oswald and his family lived for four months

When Oswald was arrested after the assassination of President Kennedy, he lived in boarding house on North Beckley Avenue.

Rooming House where Oswald lived at the time of his arrest.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife, Marina Oswald, lived with her friend, Mrs. Ruth Paine, in Irving, Texas at the time.

(Left to Right:) Ruth Paine, Oswald’s Mother, Oswald’s Wife

Lee Harvey Oswald was in turn killed by Jack Ruby two days after his arrest.

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