In this section we are presenting brief sketches of the lives of famous or interesting people buried at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery. Over the years WAHA has portrayed more than 80. The online research service Find a Grave lists 1,699 people interred at Angelus Rosedale, and ranks 68 of them as famous. There is a wealth of local history here to be tapped. We welcome submissions to add to and expand this part of our website.
West Adams is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Though much of its history is forgotten, it was once an area of grand homes and bustling development.
The great land boom that turned Los Angeles from a Pueblo to a metropolis came during the period of 1887 through 1915. Contractors were opening up choice lots between Figueroa and West Boulevard, moving south from Pico Blvd to Jefferson. This was the district that came to be known as "West Adams."
The new Adams Boulevard Corridor became the magnet for new wealth in the city.