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Old City Hall
Dallas, Texas

A Historic Structures Report (HSR), that included history, physical investigation, condition assessment, statement of historic significance, and adaptive use planning for the Dallas’ Old City Hall was prepared for HLM Design Inc, and the City of Dallas Department of Public Works.

The HSR serves to establish a plan for future improvements to the building, while protecting the historic fabric and the potential for a significant visitor destination that would complement other such sites in Dallas.

The 1914 Beaux Arts-style building is architecturally significant, but is also important for its association with the November 1963 murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, following his apprehension on suspicion of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Oswald was interrogated in the Old City Hall and later was shot by Jack Ruby in the basement addition.



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