Norton Avenue

Named for real estate agent Charles Edward Norton (1865-1911), who cofounded the Crescent Heights tract in 1905 with William H. Hay. (Norton Avenue was laid out as part of the tract.) Known as “Doc” to his friends, C.E. Norton was born in Amherst, Ohio and came to Los Angeles in 1888 to get into real estate. He died from a heart attack at 46. Twelve years later, his widow Maude (1878-1951) married a chap named Alfred Morgan and moved to Escondido. By the way, the other Norton Avenue, in Central L.A., is for a different Norton.