Images for Jack Kerouac Literary Festival

In honor of the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, Tony Sampas share some photos central to Kerouac’s Lowell. The crucifix shown above is atop the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at the Franco American School on Pawtucket Street. The below photo of a sculpture with the crucifix tucked into a cassock can be found at the former Saint Jean Baptiste Church On Merrimack Street: Its caption reads: “Rev. A. M. Garin. O.M.I. Born in France, May 7, 1822 Died in Lowell, February 16, 1895 HE WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD, ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF LOWELL.”