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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Day of the Dead in University Park

Something different for today - some photos of the Day of the Dead festivities here in University Park, West Adams.

In the first photo we a morality tale performed in Estrella Park by the 24th Street Theater: a local city councilman is haunted by the bills he passed that impact the lives of working folk, followed by traditional Day of the Dead makeup and decoration of graves.