Morningside Park Steps

The steps leading down to Morningside Park, Kerouac stood watch there while Lucien Carr went down to bury David Kammerer’s glasses, after he killed him on August 13,1944

Around Columbia University

Hamilton Hall. When Allen Ginsberg lived in Hamilton Halls, Kerouac visited him one night and stayed overnight. That fact and a ‘Fuck The Jews’ scribbled in dirt on Ginsberg’s window lead to his being suspended from Columbia. Kerouac’s professor Mark Van Doren also had an office in this building. John Jay Hall. Kerouac’s football coach … Continue reading


Hartley Hall at Columbia University

Kerouac moved into Hartley Hall in 1940 but didn’t like it and moved to another dorm hall next door (photos to come soon in my next post)

Low Memorial Library and Fountain at Columbia University

Kerouac frequented the Low Memorial Library, quite unsurprisingly, a lot during his two stints at the Columbia University. The fountain can also be seen in a much publicised photograph of him and Lucien Carr.