Oak Cliff JFK sites

Oak Cliff has close ties to the Kennedy assassination. Not only did Oswald live in Oak Cliff at the time of the assassination, he was arrested there. Below is a map listing several locations tied to the assassination, and below that, information on two major locations that are a short distance from the Bank Tower.

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The Texas Theatre

Located at 231 W. Jefferson (75208), the Texas Theatre is a block north of the Bank Tower. In fact, you can walk there from the Tower parking lots. The theatre is famous, of course, as the site where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after the assassination of Kennedy, and after he shot Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit.

The Texas Theatre is still in operation, showing movies and hosting events on a daily basis. There is even a bar on site serving drinks. For more information on the Texas Theatre, visit TheTexasTheatre.com

10th and Patton (The J.D. Tippit Shooting Site)

Several blocks north of the Bank Tower, at the corner of 10th Street and Patton Avenue, is the site of the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. Shortly after the assassination, Officer Tippit saw Oswald on foot near the intersection and attempted to question him. Oswald pulled a gun and shot Tippit, who died later at nearby Methodist Hospital on Colorado Avenue. Oswald then fled down nearby Jefferson Blvd., where he was eventually captured at the Texas Theatre. The state of Texas recently erected a historical marker at the site. 

A map to to the corner of 19th and Patton is below. 

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