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May 21, 2007
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An Age Ago in Los Angeles History

West Adams grew up and had its heyday as a center of fine living between 1900 and around 1920.

This page is devoted to a few photographs of West Adams in its early years. A majority of the photographs are courtesy of Jodi Siegner and of the West Adams Heritage Association.

 



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May 21, 2007
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West Adams Then and Now

West Adams section of Los Angeles was first developed at the turn of the 20th century, as the wealthy upper middle class moved south and west of downtown. When West Adams was first built, Western Avenue marked the western boundary of the City of Los Angeles.

Read more about West Adams Then and Now


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May 20, 2007
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Local Services and Craftspeople

Carpenters, contractors, electricians, painters, plumbers, and even a photo restorer and wall paper specialist. All entries checked and updated 2-6-2016.



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May 20, 2007
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Period Fixtures and Appliances

We have listed here both local suppliers and companies that ship. All addresses and contact information were checked and updated as of February 15, 2016.



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May 20, 2007
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Buying a House in West Adams

  Buying a home is the largest investment most of us will make in our lifetimes. Living in the inner city can be a challenge, but in West Adams one of the greatest attractions is the large supply of big wonderful houses at prices comparable to little boxes on the West Side. In the illustration below are some of the fairly typical homes in our neighborhood. Is your dream house here?



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May 20, 2007
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A Neighborhood in West Adams

This website is sponsored by the Van Buren Place Community Restoration Association of Los Angeles, California. Our association, which was founded in 1980, is a volunteer block club in the heart of the historic West Adams district, just south and west of downtown, near the University of Southern California. West Adams is a section of the inner city with a great history: at one and the same time it is a unique neighborhood of stately old homes that recall an earlier century, and it is also a core community in the new ethnic diversity that is reshaping Los Angeles. It is a small town in the big city where everyone knows their neighbors, and it is a marketplace of cultural exchange where the largest ethnic groups are Latino and African-American.



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May 20, 2007
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A Neighborhood in West Adams

This website is sponsored by the Van Buren Place Community Restoration Association of Los Angeles, California. Our association, which was founded in 1980, is a volunteer block club in the heart of the historic West Adams district, just south and west of downtown, near the University of Southern California. West Adams is a section of the inner city with a great history: at one and the same time it is a unique neighborhood of stately old homes that recall an earlier century, and it is also a core community in the new ethnic diversity that is reshaping Los Angeles. It is a small town in the big city where everyone knows their neighbors, and it is a marketplace of cultural exchange where the largest ethnic groups are Latino and African-American.

The Van Buren Place Community Restoration Association works for community betterment in the area bounded by Adams Blvd. on the north, 30th Street on the south, Catalina Street on the east, and Normandie Avenue on the west. The core of our association is the National Historic District of the 2600 block of Van Buren Place.

West Adams as a district is considerably larger, stretching from Figueroa on the east to West Blvd. on the west, and from Pico Blvd. on its north side to several blocks south of Jefferson Blvd. on the south. It includes the innovative community restoration project in the Byzantine Latino Quarter; borders an incredible number of museums; is anchored by the University of Southern California and the Staples and Convention Centers; and is minutes away from Downtown. Our website highlights the whole of West Adams. It provides occasional news about our neighborhood and the broader West Adams community. It has standing sections with a restaurant guide, lists of local craftspeople, sources of fixtures for restoring an old home, some history of West Adams, and many other aspects of this community. Our aim is to promote community revival in the heart of the city.

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Van Buren Place Community Restoration Association
Los Angeles, CA 90007

We can be reached by email at: vanburen-assoc@westadams-normandie.com
and by telephone at 323-734-7391

 

Thanks for visiting us and we hope you find it interesting!



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May 18, 2007
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Neighborhood Council, USC Students, Help Spruce Up Park and Streets

Council members join Van Buren block club in second annual effort. (Posted 10/9/2004)

 



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May 17, 2007
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USC Students Join in Sprucing Up Richardson Family Park

13 student volunteers help Van Buren Place Association members weed and tend plants in community park.

 



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May 17, 2007
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Four New Schools to Begin Construction in West Adams

Two new elementary schools and two new high schools will be built in or right next to West Adams. All are designed by prominent architectural firms.


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