Maubert Avenue

Humble Maubert, named by 1901, originally went all the way to Los Feliz Blvd. That chunk was rebranded Hillhurst in 1914. Anyway, there’s only one likely source for this name: Place Maubert, a small square in Paris’s Latin Quarter. “Maubert” itself is a corruption either of d’Aubert, a 12th century clergyman at the long-gone Saint Geneviève Abbey, or Maître Albert, a theologian who taught there in the 13th century. (Rue Maître Albert does connect to Place Maubert.) Interestingly, Place Maubert was considered a slum in 1901 – an unlikely inspiration for a brand new Los Angeles street.