Dealey Plaza Historic District

Roughly bounded by Pacific Ave., Market St., Jackson St. and right of way of Dallas Right of Way Management Company, Dallas, Texas


Street View 


Dealey Plaza, built 1934-40, serves as Dallas' western gateway and was the focus of civic pride prior to the tragic event that unfolded on November 22, 1963--the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Dealey Plaza Historic District is one of only two extant Presidential assassination sites in the United States. Included in the district are the plaza and the Texas School Book Depository, which now serves as the seat of county government. An exhibition on the legacy and assassination of President Kennedy is located on the sixth floor. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 12, 1993

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 19, 1993
Reference number
Architectural styles
American Movement: Chicago; American Movement: Early Commercial; Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Landscape Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Government office; Plaza
Current functions
Single dwelling; Government office; Plaza
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 8
Contributing structures: 5
Contributing sites: 2
Contributing objects: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 2


20th Century (29,077)
American Movement (6,254)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1963 (82)
Built during 1960s (484)
Chicago (382)
Dallas County, Texas (152)
Dallas, Texas (125)
District (10,642)
Early Commercial (953)
Have Street View (50,234)
Limestone (8,194)
National Historic Landmark (2,198)
Romanesque (2,724)
Stone (26,167)
Texas (3,925)
Victorian (19,703)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger