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

Commercial District of downtown Culver  

2006 views of Downtown Culver

The downtown Culver as we know it today had its start in 1900 with the first business building being erected on the west side of Main Street between Jefferson and Madison Streets.

This is the report that was filed to get the area on the historical list. because of embilishing it with photos of the eras - it is divided into 4 parts.

A Kids Memory of Downtown Culver - present a listing of businesses of present and the past.

The Also were instrumental in getting the Commercial District of downtown Culver on to the National Register of Historic Places list.

The Plaque reads:
    Culver Commercial Historic District
    Has been placed on the
    National Register of Historic Places
    By the Unitied States Department of Interior
    Dedicated May 11, 1996

The Antiquarian and Historical Society created the Heritage Park on the corner of Main & Jefferson that was in past years an empty lot and the Texaco Service Station. They Also were instrumental in getting the Commercial District of downtown Culver on to the Historical list. Below is the plaque and the report filed to get the downtown on the historic register list and the plaque.

Culver Commercial Historic District (added 1996 - Building - #95001530)
Also known as 099-143-52001-026
Roughly bounded by Washington St., the N-S alley E of Main St., Madison St. and Ohio St., Culver
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architect, builder, or engineer: Ottshall, Milo; Barnes, James I., Company
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Italianate
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private , Local Gov't , Federal
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Education, Government, Recreation And C ulture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Department Store, Meeting Hall, Post Office, Specialty Store, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Education, Government
Current Sub-function: Library, Post Office, Restaurant, Specialty Store

Part 2