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.

Craftsman Music Room in Action

Thought I'd include an 'action' shot from the Music Room seen in this post. The homes in West Adams aren't museums or just for sightseeing you know.  Here we have Naughty Niki & The All-Nighters performing at a private party, (f you want a bit of ever-so-slight risqué fun do join them for "Sinful Sundays at The Varnish", 118 E. 6th Street (Inside of Cole's French Dip) from 9pm-1am.