Jack Kerouac's Love Shack

Historic Site in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

This modest house on a quiet alley was the source of major literature and drama from 1951 to 1952, when Jack Kerouac shacked up with Neal and Carolyn Cassady and their baby daughter to pound out his 120ft-long scroll draft of On the Road.

Jack and Carolyn became lovers at her husband Neal's suggestion, but Carolyn frequently kicked them both out – though Neal was allowed to move back for the birth of their son, John Allen Cassady (named for Jack, and Allen Ginsberg).