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1026 North Beckley...history for sale

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Lives change when the ordinary becomes historic.

So it went for those associated with a simple house in an ordinary neighborhood at 1026 North Beckley Avenue.

In Dallas, Texas. 

It's the house where Lee Harvey Oswald stayed his final days before President Kennedy's 1963 assassination.  He wasn't there the day before, though--he slept the night of November 21st and the morning of the 22nd in the home of a family friend in a Dallas suburb.  Oswald would return to 1026 North Beckley less than an hour after JFK's murder to pick up a coat and a pistol, supposedly the one he'd use to kill patrolman J.D. Tippit a few blocks away.

It's the last time he'd spend there.  Oswald would be arrested, questioned and, two days later, killed by Jack Ruby at Dallas police headquarters.   Life would roll on, but it forever changed for the folks at 1026 North Beckley.

CBS "Sunday Morning" did a feature on the house, which is now for sale.   Lives changed, and the ordinary became historic.  And valuable.

 The home is now for sale.



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