Adrian & Edith's Head to Toe Architecture

We've discussed the story behind the name of Adrian & Edith's Head to Toe store on Hollywood Boulevard in the past but this week we're going to look at the building itself and reveal why it's there.

Adrian & Edith’s Head to Toe sells custom embroidered clothing and anything else that can be embroidered. The building it resides in has a real life connection that has very little to do with embroidery.

The building is based on the Chapman Park Market, which is located at 3501-3519 W 6th St, Los Angeles, California (LA's Koreatown neighborhood).  This 1920's Spanish Colonial is actually comprised of two buildings (although the Hollywood Studios version just features one part of the building) and its claim to fame was being among the first markets on the West Coast that was designed with customers travelling by automobiles in mind.

The building was designed by architects Morgan, Walls, & Clements and it uses Churrigueresque detailing (a Spanish Baroque style of elaborate sculptural architectural ornament).

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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