Oswald's Boarding House on Beckley Avenue
Oswald didn't stay here long, but this house at 1026 N. Beckley figures prominently in the events of 11.22.63.
Using the alias O.H. Lee, Oswald was renting a room in the back of this house at the time of the assassination. Just five weeks earlier, he had returned from a Quixotic bus trip to Mexico City where he dropped in on Soviet and Cuban consulates and demanded (apparently without success) entry to Cuba to assist the revolution.
He arrived back in Dallas broke, jobless and with his marriage on the rocks. On weekends, Oswald would travel to suburban Irving to Ruth Paine's house to visit Marina, who would give birth to their second daughter on October 20 while the two were still separated.
At 1 p.m. on Friday Nov. 22, Earlene Roberts, the residence’s housekeeper, was watching TV and following the breaking news reports of the assassination. She was interrupted when Oswald burst through the door. It was unusual for him to be home at that time (he worked all day), so she asked why he was in a hurry. He did not respond but went straight to his room.