As One Oswald Home Is Demolished, Another Is to Become A Museum

This week, Irving and Dallas took different approaches to residences formerly occupied by JFK's assassin.
Thu January 10, 2013 3:02 am

Two Dallas-area buildings once occupied by presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald met opposite fates this week. While Irving made a move to restore the home where Oswald spent the night before assassinating John F. Kennedy, Dallas announced that it would demolish the now-derelict apartment complex where Oswald lived with his wife shortly before the murder.

Irving Home: 2515 West 5 th
Back in December, the Dallas Morning News reported that the city of Irving had purchased the home where Oswald stayed on November 21, 1963 (pictured above). In the sixties, the home belonged to Ruth Paine, a housewife and mother of two who had separated from her husband.

According to the Warren Commission, Paine met Oswald’s wife, Marina Oswald, at a party in February 1963. The two became fast friends and Marina Oswald came to live with Paine in late April through early May:

Marina Oswald and her child resided with Ruth Paine for a little over 2 weeks

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