Irving Considers Memorializing House Oswald Visited

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Officials in Irving are considering whether to recognize the historical significance of the house where Lee Harvey Oswald's wife once lived.

The house is also where Oswald stored the rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy.

The house once belonged to Ruth Paine, who hosted Oswald's wife, Marina, in the months leading up to President Kennedy's November 1963 slaying. Unbeknownst to Paine, Lee Harvey Oswald also stored a gun in the home's garage. He picked it up the night before the assassination.

Paine also helped Lee Harvey Oswald find a job at the Texas School Book Depository, the building from where the fatal shots were fired.

The city's heritage and museum coordinator says city staff members have had informal discussions about the house. He says it could possibly be memorialized by turning it into a museum or placing a plaque.

The house's current owner is open to the idea of placing a marker at the house, but she's not inclined to sell the place.