Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sixth Floor Museum

If you are familiar with 1963 U.S. history, you are probably familiar with this Dallas landmark. It was the Texas School Book Repository where Lee Harvey Oswald worked as a clerk and location where he allegedly assassinated President Kennedy from one of the open windows on the 6th floor.

This site is now a historical landmark with this plaque posted outside the building. Noticed someone underlined the word "allegedly".

The 6th floor of this building has been converted into a museum while the other floors are administration offices. The museum does not allow visitors to take photos, so here is an exterior shot. I visited the museum on a weekday and to my surprise, it was packed. Although the museum came about under morbid circumstances, it was quite informative. It will pique the interest of history buffs and conspiracy theorists alike. Here is a link to a brief history of this building.

- AV


Andrea said...

Looks like an interesting museum to visit. Looks like a lot of interesting history would be found there.

dot said...

I think it's spooky looking! lol

Rune Eide said...

A visit to such a place must be very special!

Anonymous said...

Been there, been to the fort worth old west... great places to visit.

Lynette said...

I knew what it was the second I saw it and read your title. I don't know if I could get myself to go inside. The utter despair and horror of that day continues to haunt me, even now.

AVCr8teur said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Dot: I guess it would be spooky if I was there by myself.

Lynette: I can see how this place can affect someone deeply especially if he/she lived through that horrible day in 1963.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Yep, I've been there. Wish we could have met while you were in town! Looiks like you did a lot of cool sightseeing!!!

Sorry I'm so delinquent in commenting.