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.

Lafayette Square

[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]

On Pages 341 - 343, (Epilogue), we see some of the homes of Lafayette Square, (also known as La Fayette Square); comprised of eight blocks of Tudor, Craftsman, Italiante and Modernist homes; it's tucked away behind gates and a single entrance, (entrance seen below).

Architect Paul Williams designed and built his own family home in LaFayette Square in 1952. You can see another view of the home on this Chapter’s introductory page.

Below: more homes of LaFayette Square.