Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Meyer Beer Garden



Had been refered to as: Meyers Park; Meyers Summer Garden Park and Mayers Beer Hall.

It was completed in May 1886

1886 - Burned on Friday morning July 30th

    From Indianapolis News Jul 31, 1886
      Mayer's fine two story saloon building and bowling-alley, erected this spring at Marmont, on Lake Maxinkuckee, have been destroyed by fire. It was of incendiary orgin, the buildings having been satuarated with coal oil. Loss $2,500


    From the Indianapolis Journal - Aug. 2 1886
      On Friday morning the hotel and beer-garden of the Terre Haute Brewing Company at Lake Maxinkuckee, was entirely, destroyed by fire. Loss, $5,000, fully insured


    From the Argos Reflector Aug 5 1886
      Mayer's beer hall at Maxinkuckee Lake was totally destoyed by fire on last Friday morning at day break. It is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

      The building was a new two-story frame and connected with it was a large shed and bowling alley.

      The saloon was in charge of a man named Confare.

      The total loss foots up about $4000. There was no insurance


    From the Indianapolis News July 31, 1886 & Fort Wayne Daily Gazette Aug. 6, Fri
      Myers' Fine two-story sallooon building and bowling alley, erected this spring at Marmont, on Lake Maxkinkuckee, have been destroyed by fire.

      It was of incendiary origin, the building having been saturated with coal oil. Loss $2,500.


    From the Fort Wayne Daiy Gazette - Aug 6 1886
      Myers' fine two - story saloon building and bowling alley, erected this spring at Marmont, on Lake Maxinkuokee, have been destroyed by fire. It was or incoendiary origin, tne building baring been saturated with coal oil. Loss, zzzzz42,500.


1886 Aug 14 - Ft Wayne Sentinel - The brewery beer garden and hotel at Maxinkuckee Lake burned last week, but will be rebuilt on a larger scale.

and was rebuilt
    Sept 2, 1886 Argos Reflector - An iron-roof, brick-walled saloone takes the place of the one recently destroyed by fire at Maxinkuckee Lake. May it not properly be denominated a stronghold of the devil.


1888 - Feb 18 - Improvements at Maxinkuckee
    (Terre Hsute Express) Captain Lord, known - to all Terrs Hauteans who have visited Lake Maxinkuckee, was in the city yesterday. To an Express reporter he save some interesting information of thr fsmous Indiana summer resort...
    There Is not sufficient hotel accomodations at the lake and there ia talk of the construction of a large hotel ia Mayer's grove, near the Marmont, depot, but it has not been definitely decided upon....


The garden contains three acres of improved land. The buildings are of a modern style architecture Mr. Meyer resides at Terre Haute Logansport Pharos-Tribune

This is Myers Garden from the 1895 Maxinkuckee Ag book


1894 - Mar 26 - Col Robert Kreuzberger has purchased the Antone Mayer Beer Garden at Lake Maxinkuckee and will place the same in charge of a competent manager. The garden contains three acres of improved land. The buildings are of a modern style of architecture. Mr. Meyer residea at Terre Haute - Logansport Pharos Tribune

Meyers Garden ~ ~ Kreuzberger Hotel ~ ~ 303 State "old Brick"