John Dolva Posted November 14, 2005 Share Posted November 14, 2005 "mum, whats a tsbd." "where did you get that from? eat your dinner dear." "mum, thats what it says here. look...President Kennedy was shot from the tsbd. whats a tsbd?" "ah..well...I see..um thats the Texas School Book Depository..T..S..B..D.. see?" "oh OK.." .... "mum...whats the Texas School Book de..dep...sitry?" "Depository, dear. It's a building. It's next to where Kennedy was shot" "yes mum... thats what it says here. but what is it?" "honey it's a building." "but.." "Look, OK. It's a building, all right? ..It's a depository...that's like a place where they put things. They put school books there and it's in Texas. OK. Don't forget your peas.." "oh...ok..." .... "mum?... is it just Texas school books. And why do they put them there?" "er...hmmm...I'dunno I suppose it's just school books...and they put them there to sort them out before sending them out to schools." ... "mum, do my school books come from the Texas School Books Depository?" "heh...honey we're not in Texas...what's that got to do with your books..OK. now finish up .... 'nuff babbling..off to school" ____________________________________________________ "Hey chip..bet you don't know what the tsbd is!"............. ____________________________________________________ Well, bugger me, I don't know what the TSBD is either. A search reveals some interesting things.... "a seven-story building leased to the Texas School Book Depository, which shipped schoolbooks in the southwest." from mcadams site: "On July 4, 1939, oil tycoon Colonel D. Harold Byrd purchased the building at public auction. Byrd's career included co-founding the Civil Air Patrol and funding his explorer cousin, Admiral Richard E. Byrd, who named an Antarctic mountain range after the Colonel..... The building remained vacant until 1940, when the John Sexton Co... the grocery wholesaler leased it... ... The building, which displayed the company's name in large letters just above the sixth floor, became familiar locally as the Sexton Building... After Sexton, renovations at the Depository included partitions, carpeting and air-conditioning for office suites up to the fourth, plus a new passenger elevator that went only as far as the fourth floor. The Texas School Book Depository, (a privately-owned company charged with fulfilling book orders from schools all over the Southwest, incorporated in 1927) kept its stock in the basement, first floor and fourth through seventh floors. In 1963, the year the company consolidated most of its operation in the former Sexton Building, it employed 33 workers, including 19 warehouse men, of whom four remained at the old warehouse at 1917 N. Houston Street, a few blocks north. ... After the move, it was noticed that the upper floors had become oil-soaked from items which Sexton had stored, and the oil threatened to penetrate the cardboard of the Depository's book cartons. To remedy (this) a process to cover the upper floors with plywood sheets began, which necessitated moving certain amounts of the cartons over one or two aisles to allow the floor-laying crew access. Just before the November '63, work had begun along the west side of the sixth floor, leaving the whole scene in disarray, with stock shifted as far as the east wall, and stacks in between piled high. After the assassination, the reflooring project was completed on the sixth floor. The original floor surface.. remained concealed for 25 years until the plywood was lifted to prepare a reconstruction. Floor markings were the same as in photos taken the assassination weekend... ...The building's owner, Colonel Byrd, reportedly had the 'Sniper's Nest' window removed six weeks after the assassination. Byrd exhibited it like a trophy in the banquet room of his Vassar Street mansion until his death in 1986. In 1994, son Caruth loaned the window to the Sixth Floor Museum where it has been displayed behind protective glass ever since. However, there is a controversy that Byrd had the wrong window removed, and that the original 'sniper's nest' windows were removed by one-time owner Aubrey Mayhew... " OK that's a rough sketch of the building as a schoolbook depository. It's a COMPANY that's called 'The Texas School Book Depository'. This company put its name on the building known as the 'Sexton building'. Thereafter it became known as the TSBD. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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