jimi hendrix shrine

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jimi hendrix shrine
207 union st
vancouver, canada v6a 3a1

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wLocated in the neighborhood formally known as Hogan's Alley (before the expansion of the Georgia Viaduct) in Vancouver is a shrine dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. The shrine features several pictures of Hendrix and his family, as well as photocopied notes, unique art, and a garden.

The location is significant because the shrine is the remnants of Vie's Chicken and Steak House (open 1950-1976), a restaurant operated by Nora Hendrix, grandmother of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would stay with his grandmother nearby when his family was having troubled times.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Hendrix lived here the winter of 1962-63, practicing guitar and performing on Vancouver's Granville St.

The owner of the real estate, Vincent Fodera, realized the historical significance of the property only after seeing the address written on some artifacts at the EMP Museum in Seattle. When asked why he opened the shrine, Fodera responded, "People are starved for history in Vancouver, and I just want them to know and remember."

Watch a video about the shrine and its importance in the black culture of Vancouver.

photo: kaspercarissa