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.

Advertisements
Comments
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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: