Saturday, December 5, 2009
Fabulous Los Angeles II
On the next block of Sixth Street is the companion building to the Chapman Market: the Chapman Park Studios. Although it's the smaller of the two Spanish Revival fantasies, it's also the more interesting, at least from the outside, with finer details and a fascinating frescoed entryway. Completed in 1929, it's another fine building by Morgan Walls + Clements, the firm that also designed the Citadel in Commerce and the Wiltern Theatre on Wilshire, as well as the Mayan and El Capitan theatres in downtown L.A.