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Texas School Book Depository
General Information
Type School textbook distribution firm
Subtype Historical
Location Dallas, Texas
Significance Site of Lee Harvey Oswald's sniper's nest
Episode(s) The Rabbit Hole
Other Voices, Other Rooms
Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald
Soldier Boy
The Day in Question
Fictional Characters Jake Epping
Sadie Dunhill
Historical Characters Lee Harvey Oswald
Bonnie Ray Williams
Buell Frazier
James Hosty

The Texas School Book Depository is located in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald's sniper's nest was on the sixth floor. ("The Rabbit Hole")



Built for The Southern Rock Island Plow Company, the current Romanesque Revival building was the second structure on the site, constructed in 1901 after the previous structure burned in a fire. In 1963, the Texas School Book Depository company, a school textbook distribution firm, leased the building with regional textbook publishing firms also officing in the warehouse.

Within minutes of the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, the Texas School Book Depository building became the primary crime scene for the shooting after evidence of a sniper was found on the sixth floor. A Depository employee, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested for the murder of a Dallas police officer within eighty minutes of the assassination and later charged with the assassination of the president.

After a long decade of controversial development and community soul-searching, on Presidents Day (February 20, 1989), The Sixth Floor Exhibit opened as a response to the many visitors who come to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the assassination. The historical exhibition on the sixth floor highlights the impact of Kennedy’s death on the nation and the world. Two key evidentiary areas on the sixth floor were restored to their 1963 appearance.[1]




External Links


  1. Texas School Book Depository at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza website. Retrieved on September 13, 2019, edited.
  2. 11.22.63, Trivia on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on September 12, 2019, edited.