J.J. Green Company

Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady are talking about the ‘J.J. Green Company’ at 1923 Market Street, Denver in one of the long conversations that Kerouac recorded on tape and that are featured in ‘Visions Of Cody’ (p.209 Flamingo  Modern Classic edition).  The building set back from the street on the left of the first photograph now does stand at this address, but is probably not the same building standing in that address back then.

3 Responses to “J.J. Green Company”
  1. What was J.J. Green Company?

    • JHaeske says:

      Hey Stephanie,
      I have got no idea, they are talking about it with regards to the delivery of mail to that address, c/o, as apparently Neal and his sort of bum-father didn’t have a proper address at that time. That’s what I belive at least, as that conversation was pretty much transcribed from the tape recording, and both men very apparently quite drunk, so that conversation doesn’t make a lot of sense and is hard to follow, so I can’t be certain.

  2. Katherine C. Mead-Brewer says:

    Reblogged this on Writing Reconsidered and commented:
    If you’re at all interested in the Beats and especially Jack Kerouac, you’ll definitely want to take a look at J Haeske’s blog: Retracing Jack Kerouac, wherein J follows Kerouac’s On the Road through photographs. Check it out!

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