Lowell Sun Photography Collection

Eastern Canal - Kerouac Park (dedication)

The Kerouac Park on the Eastern Canal was dedicated in writer, Jack Kerouac's memory, in 1988. It earned an American Institute of Architects Citations for Excellence in Urban Design in 1990. The park is comprised of granite benches for people to read, relax or enjoy the noises of downtown Lowell. There is also green space with the center of the park including tall, granite monuments with excerpts of a variety of Kerouac's writings and other inspirational quotes. The photographs included below document the dedication and usage of the park in the late 1980s. 


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KerDed1

Title: Kerouac Park Dedication
Photographer: unknown
Description: Attendees of the Kerouac Park Dedication
Date: 06/25/1988

 

KerDed3

Title: Kerouac Park Dedication
Photographer: Marston
Description: Citizens visit Kerouac Park Dedication
Date: 06/25/1988

 

KerDed5

Title: Monument at Kerouac Park
Photographer: David Gregory
Description: Photograph of monuments with passages of Jack Kerouac's writings at Kerouac Park
Date: unknown

KerDed6

Title: Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg in front of Jack Kerouac Commemorative Scuplture
Photographer: Marston
Description: Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg speak during the dedication of Kerouac Park dedication
Date: 06/25/1988

KerDed7

Title: Jack Kerouac Park
Photographer: David Gregory
Description: Jack Kerouac granite monument at Kerouac Park
Date: unknown

KerDed2

Title: The Town and the City
Photographer: unknown
Description: Granite monument at Kerouac Park dedication
Date: 06/25/1988

KerDed4

Title: Stella Kerouac at Kerouac Park Dedication
Photographer: Marston
Description: Stella Kerouac speaks with visitors at the Kerouac Park dedication
Date: 06/25/1988

 

KerDed6

Title: Monument at Kerouac Park
Photographer: Whitaker
Description: Photograph of monuments with passages of Jack Kerouac's writings at Kerouac Park
Date: 06/22/1988

KerDed8

Title: Rev. Lionel P. Ouilette eulogizes Jack Kerouac at Jack Kerouac Commemorative Sculpture
Photographer: Marston
Description: Rev. Lionel P. Ouilette eulogizes Lowell native, Jack Kerouac during the dedication of Kerouac Park dedication, in front of the Kerouac Commemorative Sculpture
Date: 06/25/1988

KerDed9

Title: Opening Ceremony of Kerouac Park
Photographer: Marston
Description: Citizens of Lowell attend the opening ceremony and dedication of Kerouac Park
Date: 06/25/1988