Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building

Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building (HM2J7)

Location: Dallas, TX 75202 Dallas County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.779', W 96° 48.493'

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This site was originally owned by John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas. During the 1880s French native Maxime Guillot operated a wagon shop here. In 1894 the land was purchased by Phil L. Mitchell, President and Director of Rock Island Plow Company of Illinois. An office building for the firm's Texas division, known as the Southern Rock Island Plow Company, was completed here four years later. In 1901 the five story structure was destroyed by fire. That same year, under supervision of the company's Vice President and General Manager F.B. Jones, work was completed on this structure. Built to resemble the earlier ediface, it features characteristics of the Commercial Romanesque Revival style.

In 1937 the Carraway Byrd Corpation purchased the property. Later under the direction of D.H. Byrd, the building was leased to a variety of businesses, including the Texas School Book Depository.

On November 22, 1963, the building gained national notoriety when Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot and killed President John F. Kennedy from a sixth floor window as the Presidential Motorcade passed the site.
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HM NumberHM2J7
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Marker Number6895
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:00am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 705275 N 3628985
Decimal Degrees32.77965000, -96.80821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.779', W 96° 48.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 46.74" N, 96° 48' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)214, 469, 972, 817
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 N Houston St, Dallas TX 75202, US
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