Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Texas School Book Depository (now the Dallas County Administration Building) is the former name of a seven-floor building facing Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas (U.S.). Located on the northwest corner of Elm and North Houston Streets, at the western end of downtown Dallas, its address is 411 Elm Street. The building is notable for its connection to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. According to two of three United States government investigations, an employee in the building, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, fatally shot the president from a sixth floor window on the southeast corner. (The third investigation, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, concluded that the assassination was likely the result of a conspiracy.) The case, however, was never adjudicated in the jurisdiction in which it occurred owing, in part, to the death of the accused assassin. The structure is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.