AKA: Maier Brewing Company Brewery, Los Angeles, CA; Pabst Brewing Company Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: Krempel and Erkes, Architects (firm); John Paul Krempel (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

2100 North Main Street #A9
Los Angeles, CA 90031-4003

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Building History

Built on a flood plain of the Los Angeles River, the Eastside Brewery was the first industrial business to be built in this formerly agricultural section of Los Angeles; parts of the Maier Brewery on North Main Street were added onto by Krempel and Erkes after 1911, according to the architectural historian, Henry Withey (p. 355).

The Maier Brewing Company bought out Eastside before World War II; Maier, in turn, was sold to the Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee; a 1977 $400,000 fire damaged part of the property and in 1981, due to sagging sales, Pabst sold the land and facilities to another owner.

The Brewery now comprises a 22-building complex on 23 acres, and was registered in 1992 as Historic Cultural Los Angeles City Landmark #388;


Now renovated, the Brewery now houses artist's studios.

PCAD id: 1492