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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Craftsman Stained Glass

[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.]

Today's shot from Harvard Heights: light through an eight-foot-by-eight-foot stained glass window in illuminates the Wilson House, a 1911 Craftsman.

1911 Craftsman in Victoria Park

[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 141 to 152 of the iBook we have the Holmes-Shannon House, a Craftsman built in 1911. Below you can see the interior of the home and hear current owner Urik Theer's thoughts about the space, recorded one afternoon in the Dining Room.


Music Room

Here we have a small music room in Victoria Park - as the speakers testify the room is still used for one's listening pleasure.