454 W 2oth Street

Chelsea, New York

Joan Haverty and Jack Kerouac moved into this building in January of 1951, of course things between them couldn’t last so they split up in June when she became pregnant. Famously the scroll version of ‘On The Road’ was written in here during that time.

5 Responses to “454 W 2oth Street”
  1. Imagine the cost of living there now versus then!

  2. m lewis redford says:

    the scroll manuscript …!

  3. Unsungpoet says:

    Saw that scroll at the Civic Center Library in SF, it was “on tour” Haha!…sacred article!..so cool…

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