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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.
Jack Kerouac Alley, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Features quite an extensive collection of exhibits, books and manuscripts that focus on Jack Kerouac and the literary Beat Generation
Co-founded by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlenghetti, City Lights was one of the centers of the Beat community in the 1950s
Enjoy authentic Chinese artwork at this gallery
This flatiron (wedge shaped) copper-green building is an unmistakable San Francisco beauty
Dedicated to Matsu, goddess of the Sea, but has only been around since 1986
Built in 1891, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1909, originally the building housed the country's only Chinese telephone exchange
Opened in 1962, this tiny factory produces more than 20,000 fortune cookies a day
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
One of the original Fire Houses in the city, it used horse-drawn equipment and was built in 1868
The center was established in order to promote understanding of Chinese and Chinese American history, art, and culture in the US