Dealey Plaza with the former Texas School Book Depository Building (left), and the Dal-Tex Building (right) in the background
Dealey Plaza is a district in the West End of downtown
It is known for being the location where the
assassination of John F. Kennedy took place on November 22, 1963. The plaza was named as a
National Historic Landmark in 1993.
The former Texas School Book Depository building where both the
Warren Commission and the
House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that
Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President
John F. Kennedy with a rifle. The plaza also contains a grassy knoll on the northwest side where the House Select Committee on Assassinations determined that there was "...a high probability” that there was a second assassin that also fired at the President, but missed him.