Jack Kerouac House

Jack Kerouac House (HM1R64)

Location: Orlando, FL 32804 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 33.877', W 81° 23.49'

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Writer Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) lived and wrote in this 1920s tin-roofed house between 1957 and 1958. It was here that Kerouac received instant fame for publication of his bestselling book, On the Road, which brought him acclaim and controversy as the voice of The Beat Generation. The Beats followed a philosophy of self-reliance and self-expression. The unedited spontaneity of Kerouac's prose shocked traditional writers, yet it brought attention to a legion of emerging poets, musicians, and artists who lived outside the conventions of post-World War II America. Photographs show Kerouac in the house's back bedroom, with piles of pocket notebooks in which he scrawled thoughts and dreams while traveling. In April 1958, following completion of his follow-up novel, The Dharma Bums, and a play, the Beat Generation, Kerouac moved to Northport, New York. He died in 1969 at the age of 47. In 1996, author Bob Kealing discovered the house's significance while researching an article to mark Kerouac's 75th birthday. In 1998, The Kerouac Project established a retreat here for aspiring writers in tribute to him. In 2013, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1R64
Marker NumberF-806
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 461709 N 3159812
Decimal Degrees28.56461667, -81.39150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 33.877', W 81° 23.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 33' 52.62" N, 81° 23' 29.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)407, 386, 321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando FL 32804, US
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