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.

Restoration in Progress

Here we have Harvard Heights resident Steve Wallis working on one of his properties. I love the little details of this house, it's simple and elegant. 

Behind the property one finds a charming garage and supplies for Steve's ongoing repairs of this building and others.

Finally we see the rear of the house where the ongoing restoration can be clearly seen in comparison to something that's, well, a bit more worn.