the intersection of Commerce, Main, and Elm
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
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The site is considered the place where city founder John Neely Bryan first established a trading post. It is also the location of President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963.
Dealey Plaza is a Dallas city park, built land donated by early Dallas philanthropist and businesswoman Sarah Horton Cockrell. It was completed in 1940 as a WPA project
Dealey Plaza was named in honor of George Bannerman Dealey (1859 - 1946), a newspaper man and one time editor of the Dallas Morning News.
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Dealey Plaza is a Dallas city park, built on land donated by early Dallas philanthropist and businesswoman Sarah Horton Cockrell. It was completed in 1940 as a WPA project.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dealey Plaza while riding in an open car. Lee Harvey Oswald fired a rifle from the former Texas School Book Depository building across from the plaza.
The National Park Service designated Dealey Plaza, the location of JFK's assassination, a National Historic Landmark District in 1993. Therefore, nothing of significance has been torn down or rebuilt in the immediate area.
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