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Jack Kerouac Alley, San Francisco

This tiny paved pedestrian alley was named after the famous Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who used to hang out in the alley a lot.

This tiny paved pedestrian alley was named after the famous Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac who used to hang out in the alley a lot. It was intended to form a literary (and actual) connection between the communities of Chinatown and North Beach. There are plaques embedded into the street which are engraved with Chinese and Western poems from Kerouac, Confucius and John Steinbeck among others.


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About Jack Kerouac Alley

 Jack Kerouac Alley, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Jack Kerouac Alley and Nearby Sights on Map

Beat Museum

Features quite an extensive collection of exhibits, books and manuscripts that focus on Jack Kerouac and the literary Beat Generation

City Lights Bookstore

Co-founded by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlenghetti, City Lights was one of the centers of the Beat community in the 1950s

Stylers Art Gallery

Enjoy authentic Chinese artwork at this gallery

Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building

This flatiron (wedge shaped) copper-green building is an unmistakable San Francisco beauty

Matsu Temple

Dedicated to Matsu, goddess of the Sea, but has only been around since 1986

Bank of Canton

Built in 1891, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1909, originally the building housed the country's only Chinese telephone exchange

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day

Chinatown Alleys

Though Grant Avenue has a lot to offer, it is quite touristy; thus, it is essential that you examine the more authentic areas in the alleys, such as Waverly Place, Pagoda Place, Spofford Lane, and Ross Alley, between Grant and Stockton

Engine No. 1 - Firehouse

One of the original Fire Houses in the city, it used horse-drawn equipment and was built in 1868

Chinese Culture Center

The center was established in order to promote understanding of Chinese and Chinese American history, art, and culture in the US