Dallas tears down ex-home of JFK assassin Oswald
by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
January 14, 2013 11:40 AM | 555 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A police officer looks on as a worker prepares for the demolition of an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. A city attorney wrote in a letter to the property's owner that the building will be torn down after testing for asbestos. The letter says the demolition will begin immediately after the testing is completed. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A police officer looks on as a worker prepares for the demolition of an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. A city attorney wrote in a letter to the property's owner that the building will be torn down after testing for asbestos. The letter says the demolition will begin immediately after the testing is completed. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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A worker wears a safety mask as he works in an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. The city of Dallas says it will demolish an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A worker wears a safety mask as he works in an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. The city of Dallas says it will demolish an apartment complex where Lee Harvey Oswald briefly lived before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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DALLAS (AP) — The walls have started coming down at a Dallas apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald lived a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

A bulldozer on Monday began knocking down the building erected in 1925. A few onlookers were on hand as the 10-unit structure was razed.

The residence was one of several in the area where Oswald lived after returning to the U.S. from Russia in June 1962. He lived in the apartment from November 1962 to March 1963. The president was slain Nov. 22, 1963.

The apartment is mentioned in the Warren Commission report, which investigated the president’s death and concluded Oswald acted alone.

The demolition comes after the dilapidated, uninhabited two-story apartment complex was declared a nuisance.

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