The former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center
2231 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90018
Total Square Footage: 85,000 square feet
Exhibition Square Footage: 40,000 square feet
over 200 works of art
A Brief History of West Adams
West Adams is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles dating to the late 1800's. When it was first developed it was considered one of the wealthiest, with residents who were business men and Downtown academics nearby USC. With the development of the Westside, Beverly Hills and Hollywood the white population left being replaced by upper-class African American population. Notable residents include Little Richard, Ray Charles, Hattie McDaniel, Joe Louis and Sweet Daddy Grace.
West Adams has a wide variety of residential architecture including Queen Anne, Shingle, Gothic Revival, Transitional Arts and Crafts, American Craftsman/Ultimate Bungalow, Craftsman Bungalow, Colonial Revival, Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, Egyptian Revival, Beaux-Arts and Neoclassical which are still intact.