Historical markers approved for Oswald victim, Adamson High School

J.D. Tippit

The Texas Historical Commission has approved markers for two sites in Oak Cliff. One historical marker will be placed at 10th and Patton, near the site where Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed officer J.D. Tippit after the Kennedy assassination.

Another will be placed two and a half blocks away from there, at the site of the original Adamson High School,the Dallas Morning News reports.

That will protect the building, constructed in 1914, from being demolished or inappropriately remodeled, as DISD had considered in 2009. A group of Adamson alumni fought the school district’s plans and applied for historical designation.

The new Adamson High School is under construction and is expected to open in the fall.


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