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

617 Pearl Street, Pearl St. Apartment Complex

Could of bore the address of 629 Pearl St.

This is a clue the otoheer onwner of theporperty it is also found at: T32-R1-S16 Allyn


Blakely, Robert 7 May 1858 T32-R1 S16-N 36
Jones, William 17 Oct. 1863 T32-R1 S16-N 16
Gandy, Nathaniel 27 Sept. 1864 T32-R1 S16-N 11
Hardy, Mary Jane 1 April 1865 T32-R1 S16-N 12
Durr, G. A. 3 April 1865 T32-R1 S16-N 25
Dreese, Isaac 18 Oct. 1867 T32-R1 S16-N 22
Green, John 26 Dec. 1867 T32-R1 S16-N 23
Durr, Gustavis A. 9 May 1868 T32-R1 S16-N 24, 26, 28, 37
Houghton, Thomas 28 Feb. 1870 T32-R1 S16-N 27
Eliza Durr 7 May 1873 T32-R1 S16-N 39
Parker, Eli 21 April 1873 T32-R1 S16-N 38, 41
Gould, Vernon 3 June 1873 T32-R1 S16-N 40
Toner, A. L. 24 June 1882 T32-R1 S16-N 42
Crook, Elizabeth 28 Aug. 1905 T32-R1 S16-N 47
Ferrier, James O. 23 July 1912 T32-R1 S16-N 49, 59
Crook, Anna 5 Mach 1915 T32-R1 S16-N 58
Easterday, Franklin J. 5 Mach 1915 T32-R1 S16-N 57
Oberlin, Lura E. 14 Sept. 1920 T32-R1 S16-N 60
Kinsel, Otto G. 2 March 1921 T32-R1 S16-N 65
Holzbauer, Joseph A. 25 June 1921 T32-R1 S16-N 66
Roberts, Orval 17 April 1923 T32-R1 S16-N 73, 80
Roberts, Willis H. 17 April 1923 T32-R1 S16-N 73
Williams, Albert F. 31 Aug. 1923 T32-R1 S16-N 73
Williams, Mabel M. 26 Dec. 1936 T32-R1 S16-N 128
Kelley, Curtis 29 March 1939 T32-R1 S16-N 140, 142
Maughan, Walter T. 17 April 1940 T32-R1 S16-N 141
Schipplock, Arthur & Marie 1 May 1946 T32-R1 S16-N 146, 151
Olson, Herman E. & Nellie E. 27 June 1947 T32-R1 S16-N 150, 156
Price, Harold R. & Florence W. 27 June 1947 T32-R1 S16-N 155
Dorsett, Laura Pearl 17 May 1963 T32-R1 S16-N 165
Papes, Elizabeth J. 4 April 1975 T32-R1 S16-N 178, 192
Geiger, Michael L. 27 June 1980 T32-R1 S16-N 189
Allyn, Russell E. 27 June 1980 T32-R1 S16-N 189

Crook's Pavilion (Hall ) has been mistakingly taken for the Lord Hotel or Cottage Grove, Crook Hotel which Capt. Crook also owned..
    During the era as Crook's Pavilion (Hall) there is reference in news quips to various vbasketball games being played there.

. Section 16 - 500.90A 1835 Original Survey
Section 16 c. 1837 500.90A (North shore town and academy)

1872 - Section. 16
    Est. of I N Morris 105 A ( also 80 A)
    J. Duddleson - 30.60A & 10A
    T. Houghton 90A.
    J. HOughton Acreage not stated
    J ___ name illegible 4A
    G. A. Durr 10A
    Lot no name no acreage stated
    G. A. Durr 5A? - res (Lot 2 3A & 3A)
    Dr. Durr No amount Stated lots as if to be 2 large
    L D W [Lorenzo W. Wiseman]

1876 - J. Castleman - 190A

1876 Section 16
    1850-1876 I. N. Morris 175/185a   [Isaac N. Morris] - 185 A

1880 North Section 16 - 500.90 Acres Town
    I N Morris 185.34
    B. W. Watt 15.50A
    LakeView Club 15A
    J Duddleson 109.31A
    Tho. Houghton 90A.
    J. E. Houghton 19.60A
    E Parker 27 A

From the Logansport Daily Journal page 3 dated Aug. 27, 1882:
    All the preliminaries for the extension of the Logansport branch of the Vandalia railway to Lake Michigan have been satisfactorily adjusted, and upon compliiance with a few easy conditions the contact will be closed, and the work will be commenced and pushed to completion.

    Readers of the Journal are familiar with the route of this line to Marmont (Maxinkuckee), and will have no difficulty in following it to South Bend and the lake...
    With these advantages before them, our citizens are asked to consider one of the conditions above named, which condition is that the right of way shall be furnished free to the new line thorugh our county. The estimated cost of this right of way is from $7,000 to $10,000 and it is proposed to raise the amount by subscription. A consideraable portion of this subscription has already been secured, and a committee appointed for that purpose will make an effort to raise the remainder during the present week...

Aug. 1882 - 1905, 28 Aug - A. L. Toner was the owner
    From the Logansport Pharos Tribune dated 15 Aug 1882: ...Al Toner, one of Kewanna's influential citizens, is that sure of the road being built that cthe purchased twenty-six acres of land at Lake Maxinkuckee probably for speculative purposes. The land purchased is on the present site where it is thought the depot will be located. vThe citizens of Marmont are not behind in agitating the benefits to be derived from the vbuilding of the road, and will, it is understood, aid in its construction by giving liberally of their wealth...

1883 - Oct 6 - The.Vandaiia railroad company commenced laying iron at Marmount a d ay or two ago, and-withln a short time the tract will be completed from Maxinkuckee lake to the Nickle Plate railroad, a distance of about three miles,- Logansport Pharos Tribune

1898 - Section 16
    L. C. Dillion - 10A, 99.31A, 79.76, 75.60A
    T. Houghton 89A
    A. Roughton
    E. Duddle(son) 9.60A
    E. Morris 21.49A/Morris Lake Front Plat
    T. H. & L RRR Lake View Club 15 A.
    J. J. Bryant
    Incorporated Limits of Culver

1900 - Evermans' Biological Survey

28 Aug 1905. Elizabeth Crook purchased the property
    1905 - Sep 21 - Albert D Toner to Elizabeth Crook, lot 13 Toner's add Culver; $350

1908 - Appears to be empty lot

Crook's Pavilion (Hall)

Was built abd furst uased for Games, Dancing, Meetings, and Reunions

1911 - Sep 21 - Farewell, White Swan
    The White Swan will no more figure as a feature in the aquatic scenery of Culver, for Captain Crook is going to move it to the hill between Ed Bradley's Hotel and Hudson Buffett.

    The Captain will rebuild it, making a place on the first floor for a refreshment stand and for storing boats in the winter.

    The second floor will still be retained for dancing.

    It will be built so that with little additional expense it can be made into rooming quarters.

    This tidbit from the Logansport Pharos states when the White Swan was built:
      Capt. Crook, of Culver, who owns both of the large steamers on Lake Maxinkuckee has just finished building a floating, two story, dancing pavilion which was set afloat Sunday for the first time. -- [Rochester Sentinel, Monday, July 3, 1905]

1911 - Nov. 2 - In excavating for his new building south of the Vandalia park woods, Captain Crook has uncovered a bed of gravel. He is highly pleased to have such excellent building material right on the spot.

Mark A. Roeder, in his History of Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee, writes
    "one famous vessel on Lake Maxinkuckee was neither a steamer, launch, or sail boat. She was the motorless flat barge known as "The White Swan." She had ornate upper and lower decks for dancing and was towed from place to place. She was often decorated with garlands of white flowers and lighted by Chinese lanterns. In her later days she was dragged onto the shore and converted into a building called Crook's Hall, owned by Captain Crook. It was later used as an apartment house. Much of Crook's Hall, located at the top of Harding Court, was built out of 'The White Swan.'"

    Later, Roeder expanded on the later career of "The White Swan":
      Crook's Hotel was located at the top of Harding Court and is still standing (a large house at the top of the hill, painted gold). This was the same Capt. Crook that ran boats on the lake. The dance pavillion, the White Swan, was dismantled and the material used to construct much of the building. It was earlier known as Lord House, named after its owner. Apparently Capt. Crook didn't like the name and changed it to his own."

    NOTE: The above explains the confusion about Cottage Grove Place, Crook's Hotel, Crook's Hall and Crook's Pavillion located at 617 Pearl St.

1912 - Feb 22 - Captain Crook has raised the frame of his big pavilion on his lot east of Bradley's Hotel. It is to take the place of the old 'White Swan' which had gone to discard

1912 - Apr 18 - Capt Crook's big pavilion on the hill overlooking the lake is enclosed and under roof.

1912 - Jun 13 - Big Railroad Excursion... Games. dancing in Capt. Crook's new pavilion, the merry-go-round and band music furnisherd furhter diverssion..

1912 - Jun 20 - Dancing at the Pavilion. - The management of Crook's new pavilion announces dancing on every Wedensday and Saturday evening with good music and refreshment. Good order will be preserved and every effort made to please the patrons.

1912 - July - The date the abstract says James O. Ferrier bought the property

1912 - July 5 - There will be dancing at Crook's pavillion in the afternoon.

1912 - Aug. 29 - The Peter Apt family Reunion was held in Culver on Sunday, August 18. The day was spent at the dancing pavilion through the kindess of Capt and Mrs. Crook...

1912 - Oct 17 - Hon Thomas Kuhn of Richmand will speak in Crook's pavilion on Saturday evening, Oct 17 at 9 o'clock. Everybody invited

1912 - Nov. 7 - The Progressives held the last meeting of the campaign on Saturday night at Crook's Pavilion. Judge Hughes of Elkhart was the speaker...

1912 - Dec 26 - Basket Ball Friday Night - At Crook's Hall, at 8 o'clock, the big game of the season betweeen the high school basket ball team and the College Stars. Admission, 10 cents.

1913 Jan 30 - Perhaps the largest crowd of the season filled the bleacher in Crook's Hall Friday night and witnessed a basket ball game between Kewanna and the Culver Squad...

1913 - Feb. 20 - Alex Joplin fell and broke his left arm while playing basketball in Crook's hall Tuesday afternoon.

1913 - Mar 27 - Home Talent Play
    "The Corner Store", at Crok;s hall Friday evening, March 28th, Curtain rises at 8 o'clock.

    Caat of Characters:
    Eli Wheeler......................S. J. Lennon
    Bud..............................Cecil Smith
    Harvey Barton....................Roy Porter
    Jimmy FLanaan....................W. O. Osborn
    Otto Guckenheimer................Bert Rector
    Jasper White.....................Erbest Parr
    Dora.............................Bessie Medbourn
    Jersuha Jane Alvirah Ann Boggs...Pearl Rockhill
    Aunt Hannah......................Nyrtie Medbourn

    Prices, 25 and 35 cents.

1913 - Apr 3 -Next Tuesday Evening
    "The Corner Store", at Crok;s hall Friday evening, April9, Curtain rises at 8 o'clock.

    Caat of Characters:
    Eli Wheeler......................S. J. Lennon
    Bud..............................Cecil Smith
    Harvey Barton....................Roy Porter
    Jimmy FLanaan....................W. O. Osborn
    Otto Guckenheimer................Bert Rector
    Jasper White.....................Erbest Parr
    Dora.............................Bessie Medbourn
    Jersuha Jane Alvirah Ann Boggs...Pearl Rockhill
    Aunt Hannah......................Nyrtie Medbourn

    Prices, 25.

1913 - Apr 10 - Fine Home Talent Play
    Two hundred persons left Crook's hall Tuesday night with the firm conviction that "he Corner Store" was the best home talent play that has yet been presented in Culver.

    The cas was exceptionally good,(which included S. J. Lenon, Ceil SMith, Roy Porter, W. O. Osborn, Bert Rector, Ernest Parr, Bessie Medbourn, Pearl ROckhill and Myrtie Medbourn) was emphasized by the excellent coaching whuch they bad received from Captain Noble of the academy

    The story of the play held the close attention of the audience from start to finish, and the generous applause indicated its approval of the many clever bits made by the characters.

    The preformance was given for the benefit of the Choral club, and as he receipts were about $50 this worthy organiztion feels that its efforts are appreciated.

1913 - Apr 17 - "The Corner Store" will be repeated April 23, at Crook's Hall, by request

1913 - Jun 12 - A row at the dance at Crook's hall Saturday night resulted in the fining of two young citizens.

1913 - Sep 25 - Socialist Lecture - James O'Neal, former state secretary of the SOcialst party, will lecure next Friday evening at 8 o'clock, at Crook's hall. There will be good music. Lecture ferr. All invited.

1913 - Oct 23, 30 - Halloween Dance At Crook's pavilion Friday eve., Oct. 31. Good music, good time. Everybody welcome, masked or not.

1913 - Nov 6 - Mr. and Mrs. Gangher furnished the music for the Halloween mask dance at Crook's pavilion on Friday night.

1913 - Nov. 20 - The Culver Town Athletic association solicits the membership of all young men, married and ummarried. Come to Crook's hall tonight (Tursday). DIck Newman has been elected captain and Ray Rogers business manager.

1914 - Jan 15 - A Successful dance
    The dance at Crook's pavilion Saturday night was patronized by abut 24 couple, and is reported to have been a pleasant and orderly affair. A number were present who have not been atteding these dances for some time and they say they will be on hand at the next dance, Jan 24

1914 - Feb 12 - Dance Saturday Night - Dance at Crooks pavilion Saturday night, Feb. 14. Oyster supper in connection. Music by Grange & Rice, Logansport. Tickets $1.25 per couple.

1914 - Feb 14 - The Laporte basket ball team will play the local five at Crook's hall Frday night.

1914 - Apr 9 - "A Rival by Request
    The Culver High School Dramatic club will present the three-act comedy, "A Rival by Request", on Wednesday evening, APril 15, at Crook's hall.

    Walter Peirson, a young bachelor, Russell Gandy
    Winthrop Smith, friend of Walter's, Russell Easterday
    Benjamin Briggs, retired farmer, Earl Bohn
    Eliza Briggs, the daughter, Beatrice Goss<
    Lord Albert Anthony McMullun, of England, Edgar Shaw
    Alexander Muggins, servant, Phocin Rhodes
    Mr. Burnette, retired business man, Fred Hawkins
    Mrs. Burnette, his wife, Ruth Speyer
    Margaret Burnette, their daughter, Daisy Easterday
    Mrs. Chatterton, the landlady, Inez Leighty

    Secure seats early at T. E. Stattery's

1914 - Apr 23 - About 300 people witnessed the C. H. S. play, "A Rival By Request". Among the many who enjoyed te comedy were Mr. and Mrs. Tebay of Argos. Mr. Tebay who is principal of the Argos High School, pronounced the play a success. At the general request of the public the club will repeat the comedy on April 29 at Crook's hall. The proceeds will be donated to the public library.

1914 - May 7 - "Paying the Price" A Drama of the National Problem in Three Acts, by L. B. Collians Thursday Night, May 21 Art Crook's Hall A play With A Moral

1914, May 7 - Township Commencement - The comencemnt exercises of the Union Township schools will be held. at Crook's hall on Friday evening of this week, commencing at 7:45. The address will be given by Rev. J. F> Kenrich on the subject "The Measure of Youth". The music will be furnished by an orchestra. The graduates number 24.

1914 - Jul 23 - Merl Gangwer, dance director at Captain Crook's pavilion, visted his home in Logansport Monday being called home by the serious illiness of his sister.

1914 - Oct 22 - Tonight, Crook's Hall. - Don't forget the socialist lecture this (Thursday) evening by Judson O'Neal of Terre Haute. Come out and hear his remedy for the high cost of living. Everybody welcome. Bring the ladies

1914 - Nov 12 - Dance, Saturday Night. Another of those select, popular dances at Crook's hall next Saturday night, Nov. 14. Good music, good crows, good time - Sam Belt, Manager

1915 - March - Franklin J Easterday & Anna Crook were both owners.

1915 = May 13 - May Day Cantata - At Crook's hall, MOnday evening, May 17, at 8 o'clock, by 40 school children, under the direction of the Parent-Teacher club. Tickets and reserved seats at Slattery's 25 cents.

1915 - May 20 - Pleasing May Day Cantate - The May-day cantata prestented at Crook's Hall on Manday night under the direction of Mrs. C. E. Behment for the benefit of the Parents-Teachers club proved to be one of the most pleasing entertainments of its kind ever given in Culver...

1916 - Feb 3- The high school play will be given Thursday evening at Crook's Hall. This play, "The Morning After the Night Before"...

1916 - Oct 19 - Notice - Public Sale of household goods and miscellaneous article, inclding two Kimball pianos. Saturday Oct 28, at Crook's hall.

1916 - Oct. 19 - J. O. Ferrier has bought the building known as Crook's Hall which was constucted out of the material of the "White Swan" floating dancing pavilion. He may reconstruct it into a rooming house for summer resorters, convert it into a modern residence, or wreck it.

1916 - Oct 26 - Republican Meeting -Hon. Horace ELlis, nominee for superintendent of publice instruction, is annouced to speak in Crook's Hall Friday evening.

1917 - OCTOBER 17 - Plans are under way for the remodeling of Crook's Hall for basketball. Several games have already been scheduled.

Apartment House

For a while it seems that the 3rd floor remained as a public hall for meetings , games and reunions.

Oberlin Apartment House / Oberlin's Hall

1918 - Mar 6 - Mrs. Oberlin bought the Crook pavillion last fall and will probaly put it into condition for rooming puproses

1918 - May 8 - Mrs. Lura Oberlin was in town Sunday. She and her daughter are keeing house in Fort Wayne, but they plan to return abut June 15 to open Crook's pavilion as a rooming house for summer visitors to the lake

1918 - Aug 18 - The Liberty Guards have rented of Mrs. Oberlin the hall of the Crook pavilion as an armory and drill hall. Possession will be taken Sept. 1

1918 - Sep 4 - Benefit Dance - By the Liberty guard at their new armory, formerly Crook's Hall...

1919 - Mar 26 - Mrs. Oberlin is living in the "Crooks pavilon" and is having a front porch built

1919 - Jul 9 - Grace Buswell at the piano and Herman Sayger with his bango furnished music at Oberlin's Hall, formerly Crooks pavilion, Saturday night for 25 couples to dance.

1919 - aud 13 - FOR RENT _ Tweo-Room cttage and light house-keeping rooms - Mrs. Lura Oberlin.

1920 Mar 31 - Yesterday forenoon about 11:30 another fire started in the hollow back of Crook's Pavilion and swept over the hill until nearly the entire area of Vandalia Park west of Helen street had been burned over...

1920 - Jul 28 - Mrs. Frances Butler has recently sold to O. E. Ferree of Logansport the property a bllck north from Scott St. which she purchased some time ago of her mother, Mrs. Olve Crook. The property was known years ago as cztootage Grove Place, and was runn as a boarding house by Mrs. Lord

1922 - The lot #13 on the plat map of 1922 indicates no building but by all previous information we do know a building was on the lot

The 1924 Sanborn map and the 1937 pictures the apartment complex on the map listed as facing Pearl Street "F" and as having a concrete basement.

19__ - 1923 - Oberlin Apartments - Lura Oberlin

1922 - Jul 5 - Bourbon Campfire Girls - As nice a bunch of girls as one would wish to see are here from Bourbon this week comfortably housed in Mrs. Obrerlin's apartments...

1923, May 30 Lura Oberlin to Orval Roberts of Plymouth the apartment house near the depot in Culver. Consideration not stated

Williams Apartments

1923 - Nov. 21 - Oval Roberts etal to Albert Williams, lot 13, A.D. Jones Addition to Vandalia Addition, Culver $1.00

1924, Jul 21 - Apartment House Damaged by Fire
    $1000 Loss Estmated

    DD Quick Work of Volunteers Saved Building from Burning to Ground

    One thousand dollars is the estimated damage done to the Williams Apartment better known as the Oberlin Apartment, Monday afternoon

    The fire broke out at about three o'clock by the quick work on the part of the volunteer fire department, it was extingiushed before it gained enough headway to consume the entire building.

    The third story of the building which is immediately under the roof, was badly damaged. The southwest corner, where the blaze started, was a mass of charred wood. The other rooms on the same floor were badly damaged on account of the terrific heast from the blaze, the smoke and water.

    Second Floor Damage.

    The second floor was not so badly damaged from the fire but window lights were broken out, and much furniture was ruined in the effort to remove it from the building in haste. Also, water leaked through the floor and did considerable damage.

    When the alarm was sounded and the fire truck arrived on the scene, it looked as though the entire building might be consumed. The blaze had ready gained much headway, the flames shooting out of the windows and through burned hole in the roof. The wind was also in favor of the fire since it was from the south. But quick action saved more serious results.

    Other Suffer Loss

    Beside the loss suffered by the owners of the building, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Williams, some of the thirteen occupants were rather serious losers. Earl Flake and wife; and Mr. and Mrs. Schagette ere the great outstanding losers.

    The exact cause of the fire has not been determined. It has been Stated that the fire was accidentally started by the Schagett children who were playing on the third floor shortly before the alarm was sounded. However, this report has not been made authentic.

1924 - Aug 6 - Oberlin Apartment House To Get Good Overhauling
    Contractor Fred Thompson and his men are at work on the S. G. Williams apartment, better known as the Oberlin Apartment, to rebuild that portion of the building which was damaged by the fire last week and to make improvement to the property.

    The entire third floor will receive the attention of the carpenters while a new porch will be built on the south sinde of the third floor.

    It will be necessary to put in all new windows on this floor since all of them were broken during the fire.

    Some other improvements will also be made which will put the building in first class shape.

1931 - April - 8 - Wayside Notes - by A.B.H." Old timers will remember the White Swan," a double deck float, owned by Capt. Crook which was used as a dance pavilion and largely patronized by the summer residents. It is now the Williams apartment house, providing comfortable homes for several families. Mr. Williams is giving it an up-to-date appearance by covering it with imitation brick.

1931 - December 9 - 1931—$7,000 fire threatens block. Fire of an unknown origin razed the Lakeview Restaurant and Castle Garden dance hall and partially destroyed the Louden Grocery store on Dec. 8. On the other side of the restaurant the Tuck Swigart soft drink parlor was saved by its cement block construction. This prevented the fire from spreading to the express office and Johnson's apartments. Sparks threatened the nearby Williams apartments, but a small blaze on the roof was quickly extinguished.

1933 - July 12 - Put Light in Alley - An electric light has been placed by the town board in the alley by the Williams Apartment

1934 - Mar 28 - Roof catches on Fire - Friday noon the department was called to the Williams Apartment when sparks from the chimney had ignited the wooden shingles. Two large holes were burned in the roof, making the damage run around $75, it is estimated.

1936 - July 1, 8 - Executor's Notice of the Sale of Real Estate
    Notice his hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of the Estate of Albert F. Williams, deceased, pursuant to an order of the Marshall Circuit Court, will on Monday, August 10, 1926, offer at private sale for not less than the appraised value at the law office of William O. Osborn, in the State Exchange Bank Building, Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. the following described real estate owned by the decedent at the time of his death:
      Lot Thirteen (3), in A. D. Toner's Addition to the town of Culver City, in Marshall county, Indiana
    Terms of Sale

    Property is to be sold either for cash or not less than nether (1/3) to be paid down in cash on day of sale and the balance to be divided in two equal annual installments payable in one and two years respectively thereafter to be evidenced by mortgage securing the payment of two promissory notes evidencing said installments, drawing interest at six per cent (6%) from date until due, payable semi-annually, and eight per cent (8%) thereafter.

    The undersigned Administrator reserves the right to reject any and all bids and the right to continue the sale from day to day until sold

    Mabel M. Williams, Administrator of the Estate of Albert F. Williams

    William O. Osborn, Attorney Culver Indiana.

1936, 23 Sep 1936 Mabel M. Williams Adm to Estella P. Ritchie - lot 13 Toner's Add. W.D. $1500.00
    Name: Estella P. Pontius
    Birth: 17 OCT 1883 Marshall counry Indiana
    Death 09 FEB 1963 Golf, Cook County, Illinois
    daughter of Phillip G. Pontius, Mary E Carpenter
    married: 17 Mar 1920 - Cuyahoga, Ohio David Watson Ritchie e

1939 - May 24 - Mabel M. and Robert P. Mullin to Curtis Kelly Lot 13, Toner's Addition, Culver, WB $1.00
    By this Mabel M Williams Mullin got the apartment building back by default as she remarried to Robert P. Mullin
      1949 - 8 Jun - Curtis Kelly, 72, Formerly of Starke county and Culver passes away at the St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Wayne on Sunday evening, May 29 it was learned last week. He had gone to Fort Wayne to spend Memorial Day. At one time he owned the Williams Apartments in Culver. For the past eleven years he had made his home with Mrs. Blanche Hardin
        Name: Curtis Kelley
        Birth Date: 13 Oct 1874
        Death Date: 29 May 1949 Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
        Cemetery: Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
        married 16 Apr 1900 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Abbie Kelligrew

    1939- Jun 28 - 2 Newly decorated furnished apartments. Mrs. Harden, Williams Apt. House 617 Pearl St.

    1939 - Sep 20,27 - If you are moving see the nice Clean rooms and apartment at 617 Pearl St. back of Palms Mrs. Harden

    1940, Nov 13 - Apartments - 2, 3 and 4 room furnished or unfurnished basement privilege, electric washer and sweeper 617 Pearl St., Mrs. Harden

    1941, Sep 10 - For Rent - Modern 3-room apartment, basement privilege, electric washer and sweeper 617 Pearl St., Mrs. Hardin.

    1947 - Jul 30 - Arthur and Marie Schippiock to Herman E. and Nellie Osborn Lot 13 Toner's Additon, Culver

    Glick Apartments - 1947- 1950 - Mrs. Amelia Glick

    1947 Sep 10,19 For Rent - Furnished apartment and furnished single rooms Newly decorated Glick Apartments

    1947. Oct 8 For Rent - Nicely furnished 4 Rm apartment, also sleeping rooms. Reasonable Glick Apartments

    1948 Feb 4 - For Rent - Furnished rooms one light house keeping, heated. Glick Apartments.

    1948 - Jul 7 - Miss Biride Jampolsky, daughter of the late artist Jampolsky, of Chicago Medical center is a house guest of Mrs. Amelia Glick at the Glick Apartments

    1948 - Dec 15 - Pair of plastic rim glasses between Glick apts. and school house. Reward. Finder calll 383-J or leave at citizen.

    1949 - APr. 6, 30,27 - Earl P. Johnson Trash & Hauling Glick Apartment (Third Floor)

    1949 - May 4 - For Rent - 3-rom apts., funrish or unfurnished. Hot running water. Located practically on Lake. Glick Apts. Ph 269R

    1949 - May 11 - For RENT - Downstairs 3-rm apt. Running hot water in kitchen. 3-rm apts. upstairs. Glick Apts Oh. 269-R

    1950 June 7 For Rent Furnished or unfurnsihed apartments. Always hot water. Near the Lake. Glick Apartments Ph. 269-R

    Culver Residential Hotel / Price's Apartments

    1951 - Mar 21 - For Rent: Two 3 room apartments with privat stools and lavatory funrished. - completely re-decortated. Reference required. Call in person. 617 Pearl St. Culver

    Culver Residential Hotel 28 Mar & 4 Apr 1951 ad

    1951-1962 Price Apartments - Harold & Betty Price
      My parents, Harold & Betty Price, bought the apartment building in either 1950 or 1951. Dad did a lot of remodeling to the insides, redid the porches, railings, roofing - which reminds me, we had a german police dog named Pat and she actually would go out on the 3rd floor roof and lay down when Dad went on up to the "top" roof to repair!

      Anyway, They sold it to my Great Aunt Pearl Dorsett in 1962. Actually they "switched" homes. My folks went to her home in Rochester and she came to the Apt building in Culver.

      Lots of fond memories of Culver. I was the "popcorn" girl at the El Rancho theater when Everett & Sadie Hoesel owned it. Started working there in when I was in Jr. High School and worked there until my senior year in high school.

      I was back in Culver both in June and just a week ago. We had our 50th reunion at Cafe Max the end of June. I came back last weekend for a family reunion at the Depot - great memories.....but I sure think they "messed" up when they put all the boat docks in front of the Depot area all the way down the beach front. Sad. I used to hunt for baby turtles down at Andersons......but now there's just rows of boats.

      I ran the "Indian Trails" while growing up and our dog (Pat) climbed out over the water on one of the low bearing branches on the "low" indian trails - what fond memories - -Bea (Price) Stephenson

    1963 - May 22 - Purchases Price Apartment Building
      Mrs. Pearl Dorsett of Rochester has purchased the Price Aprtments at 617 Pearl St. Culver, from Mr.and Mrs. Harold Price and took over management of the business on Saturday, May 11.

      Mrs. and Mrs. Price, who have operated the apartment house for over 12 years, have moved to Rochester where they are residing at 325 E. 6th St.

    1963, May -1975 - Pearl Dorsett
      1976 Her name does not appear in the Culver Phone Book

      Her obituary states she lived in Culver 10 years.

    1976-1980 - the only name associated with this address is Elizabeth J Papes in the Culver Phone book

    At one time it was said a Geiger owned it also but could of only been an overseer or remodeled it for owners??

    1981 - April - Oliver Shilling recalled the White Swan in a letter to the editor in the Culver Citizen, and that Crook's Hall was constructed from it "in the rear of Hoesel's theater".

    Pearl St. Apartment Complex

    ?- 1988,Aug - Russell E. Allyn

    1988, Aug- 2003, Dec. - James A. & Sharon Carnes
      1st & 2 floor contains 4 units each; 3rd floor contains 2 units & a studio.

    2003, Dec.- 2015, Nov. - James J. & Catherine A. Moleski

    2015, Nov - 2015, Dec. - James J. Moleski

    David Burns always told that the deck of the White Swan was used to build part of this building. He also referred to this as the 'Happy Hour Hotel'; never telling just how it got that name only smiling and snickering.

    - 2015, Dec.- ? - Pearl Street Partners LLC / Cynthia Hillier ,
      I, along with my son - Jason Hillier and daughter- Jennifer Hillier , the new owners of the 17 Pearl St. apartments as of December 28th 2015. We are quite excited about the history of the building and have plans to rename it “the White Swan at Culver” and renovate the building.

      Our plans are a new roof and totally rebuilt back three story deck. We are in the process of restoring the 2100 square foot area on the third floor into an apartment for our f amily gatherings and possible weekly rental.

      Our other daughter, Abby, lives with her family in Plymouth, Indiana, giving us a reason to purchase the Culver property. Culver is such a great community and we are looking forward to being a part of its future. Thank you for your extensive history on the property.

      Hope to meet you some day in Culver, Sincerely, Cynthia Hillier Fremont, Ohio-->

    Descrided on a realtor site as:
      7 unit apartment complex in a great location. 4845 sq ft building with the potential to add an additional 2000+ sq ft on the third floor. Create more units or your own personal suite. Third floor has a beautiful view of Lake Maxinkuckee. Coin operated laundry on the second floor for additional income.

      A D TONER ADD LOT 13
    An article on it was also in the Culver Citizen, 12 Sep 2013
    Jeffery P Kenney
    Judy McCollough
    Bea (Price) Stephenson