November 22, 2013 9:36 am
Updated: November 22, 2013 11:27 am

Then and now: 13 photos of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Texas

This Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows an image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of people lining Travis Street near Rusk Street to see U.S. President John F. Kennedy's motorcade during a visit to Houston, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

TORONTO – To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, a Houston Chronicle photographer, with vintage photos in hand, revisited iconic scenes in both Houston and Dallas from Kennedy’s fateful visit to the state.

This Oct. 23, 2013 photo shows an image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of spectators waiting on U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade during a visit to the city, juxtaposed against the current day scene in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Oct. 30, 2013 photo shows an image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of U.S. President John F. Kennedy shaking hands with 22 prominent Houstonians after he and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrived at Houston International Airport, juxtaposed against the current William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. The airport’s name was changed to William P. Hobby Airport in 1967 in honour of the Texas governor, and the current-day terminal was finished in 2003. The original location where Air Force One was parked in the original photo is no longer an open area; it is now a parking toll plaza. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Oct. 22, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Alexander Arroyos on Nov. 21, 1963, of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the Grand Ballroom at the Rice Hotel, juxtaposed against the current parking garage at the Rice Hotel, in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. The Grand Ballroom no longer exists after the hotel was remodelled making it into a parking garage. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows an Associated Press image taken Nov. 22, 1963, of Jackie Kennedy and Secret Service agent Clint Hill climbing on the back of the limousine after U.S. President John F. Kennedy was shot, juxtaposed with the current scene in Dallas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Bob Jackson of the Dallas Times Herald on Nov. 24, 1963, of Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, reacting as Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, foreground, shoots at him from point blank range in a corridor of Dallas Police Headquarters, juxtaposed with the current scene at the Dallas Police Headquarters, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Oct. 23, 2013 photo shows an image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of Houston Chronicle employees leaning out the window waiting on President John. F. Kennedy’s motorcade, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Nov. 5, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Dillard on Nov. 22, 1963, of spectators lying on the ground in Dealey Plaza as a motorcycle police officer drives by immediately after the shooting of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, juxtaposed outside of the current day Elm Street, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Dallas Times Herald photographer William Allen on Nov. 22, 1963, of police and detectives guarding the front entrance to the Texas School Book Depository building less than an hour after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, juxtaposed against the current scene in Dallas. Dallas Police Officer M.N. McDonald, right, went to Oak Cliff to investigate after hearing on the police radio that an officer had been shot there. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Darryl Heikes of the Dallas Times Herald on Nov. 22, 2013, of the scene where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, juxtaposed against the current scene in Dallas. The decorated, 11-year veteran police officer was, according to two federal government investigations, shot and killed by Oswald. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 9, 2013 photo shows an image provided by the City of Dallas Archive taken Nov. 22, 1963, of a Dallas police officer pointing to the seat at the Texas Theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald was sitting when police entered to arrest him, juxtaposed against the current scene in Dallas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Sept. 10, 2013 photo shows an image taken by Stuart Reed on Nov. 22, 1963, of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest, juxtaposed against the modern day Texas Theatre, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows an image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of people lining Travis Street near Rusk Street to see U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade during a visit to Houston, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

This Nov. 7, 2013 photo shows an image taken on Nov. 21, 1963, of people lining Travis Street near Texas Avenue to see President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade during a visit to the city, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

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