West Adams

West Adams

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By the turn of the 20th century, West Adams had become one of the first bedroom communities in fast-growing Los Angeles. Mansions and bungalows housed bankers and merchants who commuted to their businesses downtown, as well as moviemakers, debutantes, the social elite, and one or two scoundrels. Anchored by Adams Boulevard, this area just west of downtown has been through many changes. Today the neighborhood is one of the most racially and architecturally diverse in the country and contains the highest concentration of historic cultural monuments in Los Angeles. Residents and local archives, including the University of Southern California and the Automobile Club of Southern California, have contributed images to this volume illustrating life and architecture from Victorian times onward.McGiNLEY RESIDENCEa#39;S CLASSICAL REGENCY REVIVAL LOOK. Williams expanded the house extensively, giving it a formal classical regency revival look, a signature style in his design vocabulary. Williamsa#39;s many private home projects anbsp;...

Title:West Adams
Author:Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Don Lynch, John G. Kurtz
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2008


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