October - The House where Jack Wrote. / by Scott Nichols

Jack Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Avenue | College Park, Florida | by Scott Nichols

Jack Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Avenue | College Park, Florida | by Scott Nichols

This photo is featured for the month of October in the City of Orlando Historic Preservation Calendar. This is the house where Jack Kerouac lived while awaiting the release of his book, On the RoadAfter On the Road was released, The New York Times proclaimed Kerouac the voice of a new generation. Kerouac would write his follow up book, The Dharma Bums, while living at the house on Clouser Avenue. His works would go on to influence the music of the 1960s including artists such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and The Doors. In 2009 Benjamin Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie and Jay Farrar, of Son Volt, performed songs based on Kerouac's Big Sur, to accompany the movie One Fast Move or I'm Gone. October 21st marks the 46th anniversary of Kerouac's death.

Today, the property is managed by the Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project of Orlando, a nonprofit group that opens the home to a writer or poet to live and write, rent free. In 1998, the group renovated the c. 1920 Frame Vernacular house to look like it did when Kerouac lived there. In 2013, The Jack Kerouac House became the newest site in Orlando to be placed on National Register of Historic Places.