Untold LA

Photographing the Astonishing Homes of LA's West Adams District

In 2012 photographer Jett Loe encountered the forgotten Los Angeles District of West Adams, the original wealthy area of town, the “Beverly Hills before Beverly Hills.”  Filled with an astonishing collection of Victorian and Craftsman homes in vibrant, diverse neighborhoods West Adams proved to be a revelation.  Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Jett spent two years producing this mammoth delight of a book that documents the variety of homes and people in the area.

Totaling a fully interactive 365 pages with 500 photos, 70 oral history audio clips from West Adams residents and two hours of behind-the-scenes video commentary, Untold LA is a massive treasure trove for lovers of Los Angeles, American history and architecture.

Photo of the Day

Hello Dear Readers - am back to posting the Photo of the Day. Took a hiatus after last month's post as have been rushing like mad to finish the iPad Book, but as always cannot shy away from sharing some of what's inside. So today we've got this 'Airplane Bungalow' in Country Club Park. Many thanks to the owner for letting me shoot this pic, inviting me into her home and also recording some oral histories for the audio section of the Book.