Dallas to tear down Oswald apartment

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 2:33 AM

DALLAS (AP) — 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.

A city attorney wrote Monday in a letter to the property's owner that the building will be torn down after asbestos testing. The letter says demolition will begin immediately after the testing, though a date has not been set.

The city won a court order in May requiring Jane Bryant to tear down the uninhabited 10-unit, two-story apartment complex built in 1925. However, the city says Bryant failed to act in the allotted time and that allowed the structure to become a "nuisance."

Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald lived in the building from November 1962 until March 1963.

JFK was slain on Nov. 22, 1963.

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