They'd seen better days. Architecture at one time in history were the single most important asset for its owner to show off wealth and taste; buildings were erected with staggering amount of funds and great pride. Not all were able to stand the test of time, however. Many of them were since replaced by bland boxes and parking lots. Of those remaining many were neglected, abused, or repurposed. I am always pleased to see the well kept examples. But I am also drawn to the effect that time and usage had had on them; to me such imperfection adds another layer of interest. I had not personally seen any of the buildings I shot in their best days, but their remaining glory allows me to imagine. I took pleasure in walking down the streets of the historic Los Angeles to closely examine these beauties. To me they are more than just buildings; they represent a time when craftsmanship was honored and attention to detail appreciated. With the book I want to bring to people’s attention what had been forgotten; I wish you will find your own enjoyment looking through the photographs, and may the buildings be preserved.