Hogan’s Alley

hogans

Hogan’s Alley | Historic site | Until recently, not only had it been virtually forgotten that Vancouver once had a thriving black community, but also that most of it had been forcibly demolished by the city. Hogan’s Alley, as the neighbourhood was called, was levelled in 1970 to make room for a freeway that was never built (the Georgia Viaduct is all that remains of the effort). The project Black Strathcona aims to highlight this forgotten piece of Vancouver’s past. Learn more about Hogan’s Alley there and in this Scout essay.

Usage | “The destruction of Hogan’s Alley is a warning from the past to the people of the DTES who think their community is safe…”explore-the-lexicon

There are 0 comments

The One Day a Year When Local Ants Get Freaky in Your Face, Literally

"It's gotta be Flying Ant Day because there are half a dozen of the sexed up critters currently writhing in my beer..."

The Town Fool Who Wanted to Contribute to Vancouver's "Imagination Explosion"

"In a town so full of fools it's odd that there has only ever been one 'official' Town Fool, and that was Joachim Foikus..."

One of Vancouver's Most Sorely Missed Restaurants Was Accessed Via a Secret Door in Chinatown for Over 60 Years

"My parents used to tell stories about sneaking beers into the Green Door and feasting big on spot prawns and fresh crab..."

37 Year Old Record Store Filed Under 'Z' in the Vancouver Lexicon

"Three of my top five most intimate and memorable shows of all time were staged among the crates at Zulu..."