University Avenue Shops

Nice to think of a teenage Kerouac having a bite to eat or going to buy stuff in of the shops that occupied these buildings in his time. University Avenue in Pawtucketville was on his way from the family’s various residences in the late 1930’s (and early 1940’s when Kerouac’s family moved back to Lowell and into a house on Gershom Avenue while he was already in New York) to downtown Lowell (also see my previous post ‘Textile Institute, Lowell’ for a photo of the institute’s Southwick Hall which is on the same street a bit further towards the Merrimack River). This period for me is always connected with his book ‘Maggie Cassidy’ although the same period is covered in ‘Doctor Sax’ too.

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