Bridge Street, Lowell

Jack Kerouac’s dad Leo did run a print shop on Bridge Street in the 1930’s. When the 1936 flood hit Lowell and flooded parts of the city the shops was badly damaged and Leo Kerouac had to give it up. These photos were taken coming from downtown Lowell and crossing the bridge in the direction of Centralville. The last photo was taken on the Centralville side of the river. That episode is described in Dr. Sax.

One Response to “Bridge Street, Lowell”
  1. There are a lot of bridges in Lowell. I feel like this must have an impact on someone who grows up there. The constant sense of crossing over, connecting.

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