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    Former Site of John S Rhodes Memorial Home

    Jack Kerouac is buried in Lowell, MA., but before his body was shipped back to his hometown, a wake was held here. His mother, Memere, was paralyzed, so Cliff Anderson, the young man who used to race Kerouac and let him sleep off the effects of an acid trip in his cabin, pushed Memere up this hill to the John Rhodes Memorial Home, where a small group of friends and family sent Kerouac on his way.

    The Memorial home closed in 2005 after 80 years in business (Article in TB Times). Now this building serves as the location for the 49th St. Walgreens Pharmacy.