Sunday, March 12, 2006

Austin Phillips: "Then you went down the alley, down Park Lane, to this place called Scat Inn which was, oh I'd say they cooked a few chickens and steaks and played a lot of music and people danced. They cut a few walls out of an old house, sold drinks, a regular bootlegger at that time. Whisky was 25 cents a drink, beer was 25 cents a drink -- that's bootlegging prices. Then the real part of Hogan's Alley started right at Park Lane and it ran right straight up between Prior and Union, ended around Jackson Avenue -- that's where you were out of Hogan's Alley, the rest was just called an alley." (Opening Doors, 140). This photograph is taken on Jackson Avenue facing east -- the bit that Phillips says was "just called an alley."


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