920 East Shore Drive
||Section 22 - ? acres
||Section 22 |
Section 22 Lot 1 - 37.70A; 40
Section: 22 Lot 2 - 45.45A
Section 22 Lot 3 - 32.00A
Section 22 Lot 4 - 35.70A
||1872 Plat Map Section 22
Lot 1 - 37.32 - G. Peeples|
Lot 2 - 45.45A S & J. W Rector
Lot 3 32A - S. Rctor
S & J W Rector - 40A
A Smith - 80A
3.90A - A W B
.97? - D J
159A - J. C. Miles a part in Sec. 23-
A Bartholomew 35.70A
|1876 Plat Map Section 22
||1880 Plat Map Section 22
Platted cottage lots|
G. Peeples 35.5A
Rector & Thomas 85A & 32A
H. B. Scott 34.50A
1898 - Bay View Club
|1908 - E. B. Porters Subdivision - there are six lots
E. B. Porters Subdivision - there are six lots
||1927 - Crop from map of 1927 when they re-routed E. Shore Drive.|
1927 Lot 1 (part) &2 Bayview Clnb
?- 1935 - Dec 11 - Walter and Rosalie Vonnegut to Oscar E. Bransley - Lot 2 Bay View Place
Lakre Maxinkuckee W.D. $1.00
This property use to be the demostator house of steel or Zinc from the 1933 World's fair in
Chicago; This web-site is the opening for the demonstrator homes of the fair: A Century of
of Tomorrow Exhibition
. The fair was held from May 27th
to Nov. 1st
the purpose stated was:
In 1933 and 1934 the Chicago's World's Fair, know as "A Century of Progress" was organized as
a not-for-profit corporation in January of 1928. Its charter was to hold a World's Fair in
Chicago in 1933.
The "A Century of Progress Exposition" was conceived as a 100 year anniversary commemorating the
city of Chicago and a testament to the industrial and scientific a chievements up to that time.
Here is the
Stran-Steel House. Of these homes Monic Brooks writes:
I understand that at least one home, The Good Housekeeping Stran-Steel Garden Home, was sent
to a suburb of Chicago. The baked enamel panels deteriorated, I could see them turning gray
so itís possible thatís the one they were referring to but I canít be sure w/out a photo.
It was torn down in 1992. There were two Stran-Steel homes. I believe one is still standing
Also as noted elsewhere the cement street lights that lined downtown Culver till the early
1970's and now some adorn the park was have come from the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair.
I have also heard it be referred to as the "zinc house"; why I am not sure why unless because the
color of it reminded on of zinc.
Found in an atricle in the Indianapolis Star article ' Lake Maxinkuckee and its Cottages,
1936" and also published in the Culver Citizen that year:
The sensation of this summer, however, is the new "zinc" house which is being erected by Chicago
residents. It is fireproof with concrete floors and steel window and door frames. The insulation
has been ingeniously designed to keep the house delightfully cool in hot weather. It is of the
new ultra-modern architecture and is equipped with many gadgets which would have made the
old-timers open their eyes in amazement.
Does anyone have a picture of the "zinc house"?
0scar. E. Bransky
April 1, 1936ó All-Steel Cottage Being Built on East Side of Lake
An all-steel modernistic summer home is being built by 0. E. Bronsky on the east
side of the Lake Maxinkukcee.
The house will occupy the lots between the Perry and Perkins places.
Mr. Bronsky is an offical of the Standard oil company at Chicago.
This will be the first all-steel house built in this vicinity, and its novel
construction will attract considerable interest
1952 - Oct 8 - Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kitts and family of Chicago will occupy the Bransky cottage
1953-62 - - George Graffis
1953, Jun 24 - New Maxinkucke Residents - ...Other newcomers to the lake are Mr.
and Mrs. George Graffis of Logansport, who have purchased the Oscar E. Bransky
cottage on the Wast Shore.
1958 Lake Directory - 920 George A. - 2509 E. Broadway, Logansport, Ind.
|Late 1950's a view from the lake
I am told was refered to as the "Ugly House". Also have been told that John Barnes
once owned this property - he is a descendant of the
of the West
1972 - Jul 1986 - -
"Zeke" & Elizabeth "Betty" J (Craft) Zechiel
Jul. 1986 - 1994, Mar. - -
& Robin Lauth Jr.
They tore the old cottage down and rebuilt it - also here is a large stone wall that
David Burns dubbed for some unknown reason "the Great Wall of China"
Mar 1994 - 2013, Jan - - Robin S. Lauth Jr.
2013, Jan - 2020- Robert & Robin S Lauth Jr Residence Trust Agreeement
TR PT EXT E LN LOT 1 PORTERS SUB EX
PORTERS SUB LOT 2
PORTERS SUB LOT 3