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President John F. Kennedy's assassination is an unforgettable part of Dallas' history.Nearly 54 years later, scholars and enthusiasts alike are still processing details from that fateful drive through Dealey Plaza now that the remaining investigation files have been unsealed. For the 50th anniversary in 2013, KERA produced special stories and reports from the commemoration:The 50th: Remembering John F. Kennedy was KERA's live, two-hour special covering the official commemoration event at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 2013. Hosted by Krys Boyd and Shelley Kofler, the special includes reports from KERA reporters before the ceremony begins. Listen to the special here.Bells tolled across the city, and the event featured historian David McCullough, who read from Kennedy’s presidential speeches; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; religious leaders; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club; and a moment of silence. Read highlights from the event from KERA's live blog from that day.Throughout the month, KERA posted an online series called 22 Days In November, which takes a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country and how it affected Dallas.We shared stories and memories in a series called “JFK Voices.” Explore our archives below.

Oswald Oak Cliff Apartment Building Demolished

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BJ Austin, KERA
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The Oak Cliff apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife once lived is a pile of rubble.

A demolition crew took down the abandoned, two-story building on Elsbeth at Davis this morning after the city of Dallas declared it a public nuisance.

The demolition brought a crowd of onlookers with cameras. Many collected bricks as souvenirs. Jonathan Zizzo grabbed two.

“It’s just gonna be taken away from us.  It’s going to be missed I think by a lot of people interested in touring the city,” Zizzo said after sharing pictures of his bricks on Instagram.

Freda Dillard says she came from Lancaster to watch a piece of history die.

“It’s a small part of the assassination story, but still it’s a part of it.  Oswald and his wife did live here,” Dillard said.  

Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald moved out eight months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Oswald was staying at a house in Irving at the time of the assassination. The so-called Paine house has been purchased by the city of Irving and restored.