Tourists Drawn to Where Lee Harvey Oswald Lived in Dallas

Busloads of visitors still flock to Dallas homes where Lee Harvey Oswald lived before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, but historic preservation concerns are growing as the area gentrifies.

The Dallas Morning News reports that one spot includes a rooming house where Oswald was a tenant. The current owner, Patricia Puckett Hall, leads visitors on a $40-per-person tour of the room where Oswald once slept.

The room features Oswald's narrow bed and an upright armoire that held his clothing and his handgun. The 66-year-old Hall said she's not sure how long she can work to preserve that bit of history. She says she'll likely have to sell the home soon.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said he advocates for historic preservation and would be happy to work on the issue.

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