Canadian Heritage Stamp Honours Hogan’s Ally Vancouver Community

Hogan’s Alley was the unofficial name for Park Lane in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighborhood. With an estimated population of 800 at its peak in the 50’s to 60’s; the area known as Hogan’s Alley was the hub with thriving businesses owned and operated by Black Canadians, medium and small homes, and it was a place for Black Canadians to live and work together; it was a focus of Black Canadian life; diverse AND inclusive providing a strong network for businesses, and families.

Two prominent residents are pictured—Fielding William Spotts Jr., business owner, and Nora Hendrix, a co-founder of Vancouver’s first Black church, the African Methodist Episcopal Fountain Chapel at Prior and Jackson Avenue.

The Hogan’s Alley Society