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.

Sure There's Dutch Colonial as Well

Was surprised to find this Dutch Colonialesque house hidden among the trees in Western Heights.

Since we are in West Adams there must, of course, always be an lovely fireplace.

The house is also home to several dogs. For Untold LA I know I should focus on the architecture, design and details of buildings, but c'mon, who couldn't love this guy?