West Adams' Landmarks of African American History, a compendium of photos and brief biographies of more than 70 prominent African Americans who lived in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. Also included are many buildings of historical importance to the African American community.
Inside the pages of West Adams' Landmarks of African American History, you'll learn about religious and civic institutions that play significant roles in West Adams' (and Los Angeles') black heritage, along with civil rights leaders, entertainers, sports figures, wartime heroes, and trailblazers in their fields who all helped change the face of Los Angeles.
44 pages, 8-1/2 X 11, glossy, full color, $20 (plus $3 shipping)
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Images of America - West Adams
Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Don Lynch and John G. Kurtz
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.
Arcadia Publishing SC, 131 pages, 6.50 X 9.16, $20 (plus $3 shipping)
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