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.


[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.]

Hey there folks: am back to posting on the blog after taking a break to move back to New Mexico, (you can follow my work as a staff photographer for the Las Cruces Sun-News on my Twitter feed).

Today we've got the above image from Page 348, (Epilogue / Scratching the Surface Chapter): Congregational Church of Christ Fellowship in West Adams Heights. I'll be posting more photos from West Adams Heights in the coming days, (including a peek inside the great J.R. Dennison House, a 1912 Craftsman).