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.

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Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

[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.]

We finish up the Angelus-Rosedale Chapter in the iBook with these images: above is one of two pyramid-shaped mausoleums on the grounds. This one, built of polished black granite, is a monument to Emma and Lewis Grigsby, known for their gift of chimes to the Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church.

Below you see other views of the Cemetery, followed by postcards, (dates unknown), showing a variety of views back in the day.


Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

[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 Page 212 of the Angelus-Rosedale Chapter we see the resting place of entrepreneur, landholder and dentist David Burbank for whom the city of Burbank is named.

Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

[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 this page of the Angelus-Rosedale Chapter of the iBook we've got this shot of the Stratton Shrine; as evidenced by the the composition here and throughout the book am fascinated by the flora of Los Angeles.

Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

[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.]

The iPad Book is broken up into 11 main chapters, with each chapter focusing on a different neighborhood in the West Adams District; today we start off with the chapter focused on the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery.

In the iBook each Chapter Heading Page contains a photo from the neighborhood, an interactive map that shows you where in West Adams the neighborhood is, links to relevant sites and a video, between 5 and 20 minutes long, where I talk about my reasons for shooting the neighborhood and give background information about the history of the homes and area.

Below you can see how the photo and video above are integrated into the Chapter Heading along with the maps and links.


22nd Annual WAHA Living History Tour - Entertaining Lives at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery

More shots taken at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery as seen in these posts:

Angelus Rosedale Cemetery

More of Angelus Rosedale

This time the photos were taken at the actual 'Living History' tour itself.