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.

The Guasti Villa - Part 4

Over the next few days I'll be posting images and oral history audio clips from pages 186-197 of the iBook, focusing on the Guasti Villa. Here's Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.

At top you see the ceiling of the Gentlemen's Parlor - listen to below to the Guasti's Carol Jones discuss the Parlor and the restoration process that went into restoring the Villa.

The Guasti is also home to the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens. Below are shots of the Labyrinth and Gardens as well as more thoughts from Carol.