Moulton Avenue

Moulton Avenue, essentially the driveway for the Brewery Artist Complex, remembers Montreal-born Elijah Moulton (1820-1902), a fur trapper who settled in Los Angeles in 1844 or 1845. He spent six years working for Louis Vignes and then set up a 160 acre acre sheep and dairy farm for himself around 1858. A well-liked pioneer character – he even served a term on City Council – Moulton married a daughter of William Wolfskill, then after her death in 1861 he took up with a woman named Juana and had three children with her. (Although they apparently never married, Elijah and Juana are buried together.) Moulton Avenue was laid out on Moulton’s old property in 1887. Sudsy side note: If you’re wondering which brewery became The Brewery, it was Pabst. They came here in 1948 and bought out the Los Angeles Brewing Company, which had run the original brewery here since 1897 when they purchased 1.5 acres from Moulton and made him a shareholder.