West Adams Tour
On Saturday, Rhoda and I attended the West Adams Annual Holiday Home Tour and Dinner. It was the 20th year that WAHA (West Adams Heritage Association) has conducted this tour and holiday dinner. It was fabulous. This year's tour was in Victoria Park (near Pico and Windsor). Most of the homes were built between 1909 and 1915. There was one 'new' house built in 1922. We had an excellent guide who explained about the history of the neighborhood, the architecture, past residents, etc. We walked to all of the houses, 15 minutes between houses and 30 minutes at each house. We were allowed to explore each house (usually upstairs and down). A different menu course was served at each house. There was the meet-up house, the soup house, the salad house, the main course house and the dessert house. Along the way we met some interesting people, had a lovely meal and got to explore a wonderful, historical neighborhood.
I went back to the neighborhood on Sunday to take better exterior photos of the houses. It was dark as we walked thru the neighborhood on Saturday. All of the homes had been meticulously restored. The woodwork, built-ins, tile, fireplaces, etc. were elegant and custom. Below are some of the highlights from the various homes.
Built-in Dining Room Cabinets
Judson Studios Glass Mural on Landing
Happy Anniversary WAHA
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