Four hours in West Adams
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Four hours in West Adams

A mural titled “The Mother Creator II” by El Mac, a.k.a. Miles MacGregor, adorns a wall at 4335 W. Adams Blvd. The sense of community in West Adams is strong.

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An art an jewelry shop called Just Tantau is run by Carol Tantau, who likes to work with repurposed materials. The store is at 5740 W. Adams Blvd. 

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Jewelry made of old typewriter keys at Just Tantau

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Jewelry at Tantau, run by Carol Tantau

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The Just Tantau store in West Adams

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Lotties skate shop is a gathering place for fans of the four-wheeled rides. These are some of the boards at the store, at 4472 W. Adams Blvd. 

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Inside Lotties skate shop

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Craftsmen homes line 6th Avenue north of West Adams Boulevard. Turn a stroll into a walking tour.

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The Underground Museum is an exhibition space at 3508 W. Washington Blvd. Its bookstore is well stocked too. You might even find a book like this waiting in a washroom. 

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A recent exhibition at the Underground Museum presented the street photography of Roy DeCarava.

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The Underground Museum’s bookstore 

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A decorated utility box at the corner of West Adams Boulevard and Buckingham Road

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Washington Boulevard in West Adams during a CicLAvia event in June 2019. 

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