Lee Harvey Oswald Home
Enters the Real Estate Market for First Time in More than Fifty Years
A Piece of American History
Video created by Jeremiah Valera
Beckley Rooming House Fact Sheet ADDRESS: 1026 N. Beckley Ave. OWNER: Patricia Puckett Hall inherited the property from her grandmother, Gladys Johnson, who was the owner of the house during Oswald’s time there. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The 1930’s-era home served as a rooming house, where Lee Harvey Oswald was rooming when he was found as a suspect for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Oswald came back to this house immediately after the assassination. The 1991 American Political Thriller JFK directed by Oliver Stone was filmed here.
LEE HARVEY OSWALD’S RESIDENCE:
October 14 – November 22, 1963
(Day of assassination)
He paid $8 per week for sleeping quarters, living room and refrigerator privileges.
CURRENT STATUS: Hall opened the doors of the house to the public for the first time in 2009. Interested tourists, locals and even international visitors have stopped by to take pictures and knock on the door for a look and to ask questions for the last fifty years, but only for the last several years has the “open-door” policy been official. Though not a museum or sanctioned historical landmark, the potential and interest exists. The furnishings of the room have been kept in their original conditions. Several items that were originally in Lee Harvey's room are still placed exactly as if it were 1963, including the bed that he slept in and a dresser table. There are also various items in storage on the property.
The property will hit the market for sale on June 1, 2013. The property in its entirety and related contents will be included in the purchase. *** All interested parties must submit applications to