Tuesday, December 11, 2012

604 Elsbeth Street

The crumbling apartment building that Lee Harvey Oswald called home for four months in the winter of 1962-63 is no more.  The City of Dallas has ordered it torn down, just a year short of the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK.  The building was deemed an  "urban nuisance" by Judge Victor Lander, a man of no vision.

For those who see the historical connection, many salvaged items are available on eBay. One intrepid seller has a brick, a bathtub, a closet and a staircase, all from the apartment, for sale. Whether considered macabre, no longer nostalgic or a sign of tough economic times, none of the items have bids and "jane2559" will have some interesting items in her attic.

The potential Oswald Reality Tour has one less stop.

Oswald's former home - photo from the Dallas Morning News

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