Monday, March 12, 2012

Homes of Jack Kerouac

Today is Lowell native and author Jack Kerouac's 90 birthday. Kerouac was born on March 12,1922. I must admit I never really "got" Kerouac until recently, but it was passages like the one below from On the Road that ensured that when I got Kerouac, I got him good.

"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

Below are several homes owned or inhabited by Kerouac in his life time.

This is 9 Lupine Rd in Lowell, the house Kerouac was born in.

When Jack was four years old his family moved this home located at 34 Beaulieu St in Lowell.

In 1957 Jack Kerouac moved to 1418 Clouser Ave in Orlando Florida.

Jack's second house in Florida is pictured below, located at 5155 10th Ave North in St Petersburg, Florida.

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