Sacramento ceremony lauds "Evening Strolls" in West Adams neighborhoods.

WAHA treasurer Jean Cade and board member Gail Peterson joined with fifteen other California preservation organizations, nonprofits, state agencies, and city governments at the elegant Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento November 16 to receive the annual Governor's Historic Preservation award. The West Adams Heritage Association was chosen this year for its innovative program of Evening Strolls begun in 2004 by former WAHA president Jefferson Davis.


Popular television show to feature historic area April 28, 2007.

The widely viewed Eye on L.A. show on Channel 7 will air a segment on the historic districts of West Adams on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 pm, channel 7. The show is hosted by Leslie Sykes, a reporter for Eyewitness News, and Garth Kemp, who is also the Channel 7 weatherman and does feature reports on the morning news. Eye on L.A. has been running a series on Los Angeles highlights and neighborhoods.


Full line of WAHA shirts, mugs, caps, buttons, and more can now be purchased through our website West Adams store at Cafe Press.

By Leslie Evans

Want to flaunt your involvement with historic preservation in West Adams? You can now select from 34 varieties of T-shirt, long and short sleved, with or without a hood, in several colors. There is even baby wear with the WAHA logo, and a special T-shirt for your dog. You can plunge deeper into your wardrobe with WAHA tank tops, boxer shorts, thongs, camisoles. Or maybe you would like some WAHA postage stamps, with two different designs and in several denominations.

The new wide lineup of WAHA emblazoned items stems from a partnership with Cafe Press, an online marketplace specializing in unique personalized items. The West Adams store can be reached by clicking on "WAHA Merchandise" on our main menu.


An account of our city's oldest gated community.

Don Sloper, a regent of Mount St. Mary\'s College and a walking tour docent for the Los Angeles Conservancy, has produced for Arcadia Publishing the first book-length account of the legendary gated enclave of oil baron Edward Doheny at Chester Place, now the campus of Mount St. Mary\'s College. Here is a link to the publisher.


Classic bungalows available to be moved, or to at least save some fixtures.

The West Adams Heritage Association along with United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council (UNNC) have been working diligently with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to move or salvage the homes slated for demolition at the new Washington Street School located on Washington Blvd. just west of Arlington. While initially rebuffed, the community rallied with the help of school board member, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, to force the LAUSD to work with us to help save the houses. Our goals are two fold - salvaging our historical heritage and keeping these items out of landfills.