Lake Shore Dr. Main Street to State Street
I have placed the early history of the area between Lakeview Street and Helen Street
(Forest Place) which was known as "near the depot"; "one block west of the depot"
and "opposite the depot" during the very early years of developement, Sanborn
Fire maps, plat maps and interesting facts of lake Shore Dr. aka Toner Avenue
onto a separate page.
This part of Lake Shore Dr. is mainly residential - I have listed all lots by
current address and only detailed listed those parcels which were once businesses
and hotels and are being used as businesses today for now; unless someone is trying
to find out when their house was built or one I have found that would be classifed as
as "Historical" built 75-100 years ago; I know there are several others and in time
they will appear also as documentation comes forward - check out
"When was you home built?".
The odd numbers occur on the South side of the street and the even numbers on the
north side of the street – the exception being the telephone building.
Lake Shore Dr. from Ohio St. to Main St
110 W. Lakeshore
[GW GARNS ADD LOT 25] car Wash best remember for Hatten's Garage
Lake Shore Dr. Main Street to State Street
from Lake shore Main only extends 1 block north to dead-end
[OP LOT 52]
Bonine rental Apartments (3)
109 LAKESHORE DR [OP LOT 51]
Lake Shore Dr. & N Plymouth St.
Note: N. Plymouth street only extends 1 block north; it was legally vacated
204 LAKESHORE DR [OP LOT 57 ]
208 LAKESHORE DR
[OP LOT 57] Charlotte E. Rakich
Lake Shore Dr. & Lake St.
Lake Shore Dr. & Lake St.
304 Lakeshore Dr.
- empty Lot
|1945, Thomas K Walker purchased Mel Keen's photo studio on Lake
Shore Drive and Lake Street.
||310 LAKESHORE DR VANDALIA ADD LOT 23 |
1909 - Mar 25 - Keen Brothers have begun excavating for an eight-room house
to be erected on the lot east Of their studio
1910 - Keen Bros. have sold the property occcupied by Melvin Keen north of the
Studio to Mrs. Mena Meyer of Plymout fro $900. Mrs. Meyer will return to Culver
and will improve the property by introducing city water and building an addition
In the 1970's it was pruchased by Robert "Bob" & Doris Breyfogle they in turn
eventually purchased the empty lot west of them on the corner from JED AIR
about 2003 it originally at that time belonged to Thomas Walker and his wife
and his photograph studio as well as that of the Keen Bros. which had been
Sometime after this the Breyfogles had an addition built onto the house
Plans was for this to become a Bed & Breakfast home.
303 LAKESHORE DR [KNAPPS ADD LOT 1 W1/2 & KNAPPS ADD LOT 2 W1/2]
309 LAKESHORE DR [KNAPPS ADD LOT 1 E1/2 & KNAPPS ADD LOT 2 E1/2]
1940 - 10 Apr. - Lena Medbourn announces the opening of a dress shop on April. 18
318 Lake Shore Dr.
[VANDALIA ADD LOT 14]
This was a duplex in the 1980's and before
Art Fishburn resided on one
side and had a welding shop/garage in the garage building on the back of the lot.
From the column: "...It Must be The Lake water"
...Arthur fishburn, the blacksmith and Irons worker, was finally forces to evacuate
the building on East Jefferson Street that has housed his operation since about 1918,
because the roof was about to cave-in. Now he is settled in a shop where he can do
anything with iron that needs to be done...
He has't got around to erecting a sign yet but everyone misses him from his old
ramshackle haunt and are hunting him up... - 23 Oct 1957 Culver Citizen
Lake Shore & Lakeview St
322 LAKESHORE DR [VANDALIA ADD LOT 13]
311 LAKE SHORE DR [KNAPPS ADD LOT 14 W & KNAPPS ADD LOT 13 W ]
1943 - Apr 7 - Buys Property - Harold Fitterling has purchased the Lake
Shore Drive House and lots of Mrs. Bertha Haye and plans to move in
about the 15th of this month. Mrs. Hayes has moved into her building
oppoiste the depot.
On the West side between Lake and Lakeview Streets Mike Fitterling first opened up his
engine repair shop at his parents residence at 311 Lake Shore Dr. in the garage on the
back of the property. Later he moved to 105 E. Washington St. where the Ideals Cleaners
is and later on to 439 S. Main St. where he
bought out Sam Wood's Machine Shop now
belonging to Jack & Sandra (Fitterling) Keyser. Mike sold out to Snyder's Motors and
went to work for them
313 LAKESHORE DR [KNAPPS ADD LOT 14 EX W & KNAPPS ADD LOT 13 EX W]
||230 N LAKEVIEW ST [KNAPPS ADD LOT 16 W ]|
1937 - Telephone Exchange office (in the first house behind the parking lot of what
Was City Tavern) ?-1937-1952/1956 -
__ LAKESHORE DR [ KNAPP ADD LOT 15 W & KNAPP ADD LOT 16 N]
|1900-1914 - Parking Lot
1924-37 - Filling Station - on corner of Lakeview and Toner
1923 - oct. 3 - October 3 - C. D. Bogardus has sold his service station at the corner of Lake
Shore Drive and Lake Street to the Standard Oil Co. Zeno Miller will operate the station. - [415
?? 1923 - Oct 23 Dan Burkett Standard Service station manager
1933 - Standard Oil - April 1933 Burt Alumbaugh
1933 - Standard Oil - April 1933 - Charles Berglund ??
1933 - JUNE 21, 1933 - Lowell McKesson has taken over the managership of the
Lake Shore Standard Oil Service Station
? - 18__ - Carlot for Cars. of the dealerships and a part of
415 Lakeshore dr.
404 E LAKESHORE DR [VANDALIA ADD LOT 12 & VANDALIA ADD W 25' LOT 11]
?- 1897, May 29 - Anton Mayer and Sophie Mayer; 1935 - from From One Township yesterdays -
In the year 1897, the first Catholic Church in the township was built in the village of Culver,
The edifice stood on a lot at the northeast corner of Lakeview Street and Lake Shore Drive,
where Carl Adams now lives....
The church was built on lot number 12 in the Vandalia Addition to the town of Uniontown.
The property was conveyed, by warranty deed, by Anton Mayer and Sophie Mayer, his wife, of
Vigo County, Indiana, to Right Reverend Joseph Rademacher, Bishop of the diocese of Fort
Wayne, May 39, 1897.
1897, May 29 - Right Reverend Joseph Rademacher, Bishop of the diocese of Fort Wayne
St Marys Cathloic Church
The Bishop willed all his property to Right Reverend Henry Joseph Richter,
Bishop of Grand Rapids, Mich., to the Rt. Rev. Ignatius Frederick Horstmann,
Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Very Rev. Joseph H. Brammer, Fort Wayne,
Ind., "to have and to hold in trust for the benefit of the Roman Catholic Diocese
of Fort Wayne."
Of these three trustees, Father Brammer later died. The Right Rev. Herman J.
Alerding succeeded Father Rademacher as Bishop (Fort Wayne), who transferred
the lot to Edward J. Bergman, of Marshall County, on January 23, 1912
January 23, 1912 - Edward J. Bergman in August, 1912, erected a dwelling house
412 LAKESHORE DR [VANDALIA ADD E 38' LOT 11]
416 E LAKESHORE DR [VANDALIA ADD LOT 2]
||415 Lake Shore Dr.
[KNAPP ADD LOT 15 EX W & KNAPP ADD LOT 16 EX W] Vacant - multi buisness use|
Lakeshore and Harding Court
Note This is a 'T' street to the north
422 Lakeshore Dr. (North side) [VANDALIA ADD LOT 1]
In 1894 Somewhere in this vicinty stood an old photographers gallery it was
purchased and moved to the location now known as
115 S. Main Street
have been found as such:
The community's first newspaper was begun, in a small restricted space, in a small
one-story frame building located on the west side of main street between Jefferson
and Madison streets. It was bout where Oberlin's store is today. The building used
by Nearpass was an old photograph gallery, which at one time stood somewhere nearly
west of the present site of
Van Meter's building on Lake Shore Drove, then known as Toner Ave
In a small, one-story frame building located on the west side of Main Street
between Jefferson and Madison Streets; property said once later owned by
Harvey Warner, who had another building on the site. This building was an old
photograph gallery which had stood on Lake Shore dr some where near where the
'66' gas station stood in about 1939.
John Osborn who had financed Nearpass had the building moved to South Main Street
just south of the store owned by Mitchell & Stabenow. It stood broadside of the
street, as it was built accordingly to accommodate the photograph gallery.
506 LAKE SHORE DR [TONER ADD W 46.5' OLOT 4]
||1914 - the house was built some time between 1906 and 1914 as it
appears on the Sanborn Map. |
1910 Mar 24 - Ed Bradley has begun work on a one-story house, 33X46,
west of the bowling alley. It will contain six rooms, including a bath
room and it will have a high attic. Ed and his family will occupy the house.
1924 and 1927 Sanborn maps - the dewelling was also listed on those maps
___Lake Shore Dr.
||1914 - a store building was built some time between 1906 and 1914 as it appears
on the Sanborn Map and it is labeled as being a 'bowling alley not used' it is
said the A Bradley built it|
||1924 - listed as'S' meaning a store building |
1934 - Sep 26 - Homer Kemple bought the front half of the Henry Listenberger Blue
Front dance hall and plans to wreck the building and use the space for a driveway
to his service station.
|1937- The Sanborn map shows that the building labeled as
'bowling alley not used' in 1914 and 'S' in 1924 is no longer there.
Sometime after 1937 the larger front portion became apart of the
508 LAKESHORE DR
lot and then was subdivied off when sold probably the International Haverster
Dearlership and became a sub-lot of 412 State St. owned by Homer & Essa Kempl
508 LAKESHORE DR
||___Lakeshore Dr. [TONER ADD W43' E85 1/2'E X36' OLOT 4 & TONER ADD
E 42 1/2' EX S ETC O LOT 4] |
Note that today there is just as small strip of land on the west property
line till it gets back to where the residence of Homer & Essa Kemple once
stood at 412 State St. and is now the new addition
to the fired station, as showen in the image to the left.
(aka 504) [TONER ADD OLOT4 69.5' N&S X 78.5' E& W] - culver Fire Dept.
Lake Shore Dr. & & Cooldige Court
Note this is a 'T' street to the south
The following were a part of
501 LAKESHORE DR [KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 6]
511 LAKESHORE DR [KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 4]
||505 LAKESHORE DR [KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 5] |
1910 July 14 - M. R. Cline has started working on a cement
block house for Sam Medbourn on s Scott street opposite the
Lakeside - Note: this will be the Tabor residence.
517 E LAKESHORE DR [KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 3]
521 E LAKESHORE DR [KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 2 ]
525 E LAKESHORE DR
[KREUZBERGER ADD LOT 1]
Lake Shore Dr. & State Street
Main to State - -
State to Curve - -
Curve to North - -
lakeshore Dr. Index