Voice of America News.com - April 10, 2011

Historic Los Angeles Neighborhood a Magnet for Artists

Los Angeles became a booming city after World War II, and most of its homes and buildings have been constructed since then. But in some neighborhoods, older homes are being renovated by residents returning from the suburbs. One Los Angeles neighborhood, now home to many artists, celebrate its heritage.

It's called the West Adams district; it's southwest of the city center. Just off the busy streets are quiet cul-de-sacs with homes from earlier times - 19th century Victorians with steep roofs and spires, in pink, green or beige pastels. There are homes of a later style known as Arts and Crafts, in deep earth colors of green and brown, some with Japanese and South Sea influences.

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