House associated with Lee Harvey Oswald house eyed as museum





DALLAS -- The suburban house where Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before he shot President John F. Kennedy and where he stored his mail-order rifle may be made into a museum, according to officials in Irving.

"My idea is to first look at the property and see if there's an opportunity there," said Irving Mayor Herbert Gears.

City staffers have had informal discussions on how -- and whether -- to proceed, since the local press mentioned the possibility earlier this month that some special designation might be attached to the small house on West Fifth Street.

"We feel this is definitely a very historical, significant structure that needs to be preserved," said George Edwin, president of the Irving Museum Board.

But Kim Short, who has lived in the house the past eight years, seemed cool to the idea of a museum. A historical marker, perhaps, but she said she didn't necessarily feel like giving up her property.


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