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pwright1 Mar 4, 2018 4:13 PM

Historic West Adams in Los Angeles
 
Mount Saint Mary's University in The West Adams Neighborhood
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The Wilfandel Club is the oldest African American womens club. Established in 1945 and still going strong today. This was around the time when African Americans and other minorities were allowed to finally purchase homes in West Adams and other parts of the city. The house was buiilt in 1922
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Thanks for stopping by.

EastSideHBG Mar 4, 2018 4:49 PM

Wonderful!

dc_denizen Mar 4, 2018 6:31 PM

glorious!

geomorph Mar 4, 2018 6:51 PM

I had no idea some of the buildings there were so ornate!

pwright1 Mar 4, 2018 6:55 PM

Thanks. And many were built in the late 19th century.

xzmattzx Mar 4, 2018 7:32 PM

Nice pictures! I like the Victorian houses!

I remember seeing signs for Mount St. Mary's University on the Interstates out there. When I told my brother and his fiance, who both go to Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, they remarked about how they always wondered what it looked like, to see the "other" MSMU. Then they said that the school in Maryland is suing the school in Los Angeles for using the name. What is being discussed about that out there?

mikecolley Mar 5, 2018 2:01 AM

Very cool! I was not familiar with this neighborhood. I love this shot:

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Murphy de la Sucre Mar 5, 2018 7:07 AM

How sad of me to see the decent genuine North-American-taste DTLA skyline is technically and permanently ruined.

Here I am telling you how and why. DTLA skyline is right on track of self-destruction just like his borthers and sisters in Canada, i.e. Toronto, Vancouver, together with newly-joined Montreal and Calgary.

Here I am gonna tell you how and why. Decades ago Toronto city center and Vancouver city center were just pure North American, office towers, box buildings in black and grey and white, with a little bit of blues for some modern bites that's OK. Nowadays they are all surrounded by high-rise apartment buildings and super tall apartment buildings with blue blue blue nothing but blue exteriors and can barely see the decent downtown core. Yea DTLA is right on the same track, almost there already.

tdawg Mar 5, 2018 12:34 PM

^ one of the oddest comments I’ve seen here in a long time.

Sun Belt Mar 5, 2018 4:20 PM

This is a great set.

destroycreate Mar 5, 2018 5:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tdawg (Post 8108038)
^ one of the oddest comments I’ve seen here in a long time.

lol same. Boxy concrete relics of the 80s weren't exactly fireworks let's be real.

xzmattzx Mar 6, 2018 2:20 AM

I get what he's saying. Toronto, even just 10 years ago, had a distinct Financial District skyline, which you could see from the Harbourfront, the Islands, etc. Now, it's all shrouded in a wall of cookie-cutter condos. I don't think Los Angeles is getting there quite yet, though.

Centropolis Mar 6, 2018 7:02 PM

a joy of a photothread!

ColDayMan Mar 6, 2018 9:08 PM

LA has some great stuff.

OhioGuy Mar 7, 2018 2:21 AM

Looks so lovely to me!

bobdreamz Mar 7, 2018 9:06 AM

Cool pics but where exactly is West Adams in relation to DTLA?

pwright1 Mar 7, 2018 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 8110735)
Cool pics but where exactly is West Adams in relation to DTLA?

It's just south of DTLA on Figueroa and Adams Blvd. Adams is its main street.

pwright1 Mar 7, 2018 12:21 PM

A few more West Adams pics
 
This is the former home of Academy Award winning actress Hattie McDaniel.
She was the first black person to win an Academy Award for her roll in the 1939 classic, Gone With The Wind.

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Across from the Hattie McDaniel House sits the Beckett Mansion. It was built in 1905 for Dr. Wesley Beckett, a chairman of the trustees of the LA Medical Assoc. and a member of the board of trustees at USC. This beautiful home was recently purchased and is going thru a major renovation.
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xzmattzx Mar 7, 2018 3:55 PM

Where are those vistas at the end from? I'm trying to find the spots in Google Maps, but it seems like they may be farther west than the Adams/Hoover intersection and area.

pwright1 Mar 7, 2018 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by xzmattzx (Post 8110946)
Where are those vistas at the end from? I'm trying to find the spots in Google Maps, but it seems like they may be farther west than the Adams/Hoover intersection and area.

Yes I meant to mention that those last couple of pics are from Kenneth Hahn Park just off of La Cienega south of the 10.


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