Most of us know the most famous districts of the Californian city of Los Angeles, however very few know that in the there is a place called West Adams in downtown L.A. where the wealthy citizens used to live at the end of the 19th century in Craftsman and Victorian homes.

Thanks to Jett Loe and his iBook Untold LA, these historical mansions are being shown to a broader public once more.

Here are some examples of the lost historical gem homes of the city of angels:

Frederick Hastings Rindge House (1904)


This castle-like house was built in 1904 for Frederick H. Rindge and designed by Frederick Louis Roehrig and E.C. Shipley in a Renaissance Revival-Romanesque Revival Victorian style. It has been registered in the National Register for Historic Places since 1986.

The Guasti Mansion (1910)


This amazing mansion belonged to an Italian immigrant come all the way from Asti, in hope of a better life. As it turned out, he succeeded to fulfill his dream and became the biggest producer of wine in California. His name was Secundo Guasti and his grand house was built by Hudson & Munsell, but was sold upon his death by his family, to Busby Berkeley.

The Stimson House (1891)


This unusual building, often referred to as castle, belonged to banking millionaire Thomas Douglas Stimson, from whom it gets its name. He purchased property south of downtown Los Angeles, and  selected an unknown local architect named H. Carroll Brown, to design the house.

The A. E. Kelly Residence (1903)


This 4,400-square-foot Queen Anne Victorian house built by George Franklin Barber has a well known peculiarity: each of its ten rooms has a fireplace.

The Ecung-Ibbetson House (1899)


The Romanesque/Victorian House was built for a Real Estate Developer according to Huffington Post.

If you have a chance go see these hidden glamorous treasures that have been laying secretly for 200 years, even before Beverly Hills was hip and famous as it is today. For more historical monuments in L.A. check here.