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Dealey Plaza

the intersection of Commerce, Main, and Elm
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Dealey Plaza
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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.

Dealey Plaza Categories

  • City Parks

    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.
  • It Happened Here

    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.
  • National Register of Historical Places

    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.

Other Dealey Plaza Resources

Map of the Area Around
Dealey Plaza


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