Welcome to The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg's fundraising campaign! We need your help to purchase his house by raising $300,000 by our June 1, 2020 deadline.
The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg will work with Kerouac’s descendants to transform the home into a place that honors the literary giant’s legacy and would become yet another jewel in St. Petersburg's art crown!
Jack Kerouac lived in St. Petersburg, Florida twice—once from 1964 to 1965, and then again from 1968 until his death in October of 1969. The “King of the Beats” resided in semi-obscurity with his mother Gabrielle and his third wife Stella, in a small, ordinary house.
A simple 1963 block construction in a quiet residential neighborhood, the three-bedroom house has sat empty since Kerouac’s 1969 death at St Anthony’s Hospital in downtown St Pete.
After 50 years, The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg (a Florida non-profit) has an agreement to purchase the house for $300,000 from the author’s heirs—but we need to raise that money by June 1, 2020.
While additional funding will be needed to cover renovations, improvements and ongoing maintenance, if the community cannot secure this base amount before
June 1, 2020
St. Pete could lose out on a tremendous opportunity to preserve both the author’s legacy and this unique part of our city’s history.
Thank you for your contribution!
Tax deductible donations can be made to The Jack Kerouac House of St Petersburg, Inc.
Your donation will contribute to our goal of celebrating Jack Kerouac’s ties to St. Petersburg and creating a literary landmark with the purchase of this historic house. We appreciate your support, and welcome donations large and small.