When Was Your Home Built? 1880 - 1899
This seems to be the prevailing questions as many homes of Culver are nearing or past the
ne hundred year mark.
Here are some clues - of homes that were built - with vague discriptions or who had them built.
there are some that I have atached to the proper file or profiles of property - the ones below
are yet to be attached firmly to a permenat address
The information for now is being gathered from the Do You Remember Way Back When? column
this the month an day will not be but an approximate date.
1880 - Jul - Mr. G. W. Burrow and Mr. James McMillen have purchased half an acre of ground at
the lake and will erect a cottage upon the same. The cottage will be built in sections at this place -
Logansport Evening Pharos, Friday, July 30, 1880
1881 - Jun - The family of Mr. J. H. Vajen will very soon take possession of their beautiful new
cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee, just completed - Indianapolis People, Saturday, June 18, 1881
1881 - Will Brown aad Otto Kraus talking of buildings neat and commodious cottage
at Maxinkuckee. - - Logansport Pharos Tribune, Tuesday, August 23, 1881
1886 May 13 - May 13 - A carpenter whose name could not be learned, was seriously injured at Lake
Maxinkuckee one day tbis week, while working on a cottage now being erected at that place by
Charley Green, of this city. - Logansport Pharos Tribune
1887 - Nov 12 - Captain Morris, of Marmont, states that a number of fine cottages will be built at
Lake Maxinkuckee next season. Among the names mentioned who will certainly build are
Mr. Herz, of Terre Haute, who will build next to the Palmer house.
Sant Dans will rebuild his place on Long Point, while
Dr. Gard, of Frankfort, will put up acottajge adjoining the Arlington.
1886 Jun 12 - The frame of Mr. Culver 's cottage is up, and eight men are pushing the work
rapidly Logansport Pharos Tribune
1890 - Aug 2 - A. P. Jenks is erecting a cottage on his lot on Long Point, Maxinkuckee Pharos
1891 May 27 - Mr. A. P. Jenks is building a cottage at Maxinkuckee
1893 - May 20 W. T. Wilson's cottage at Maxinucee is well under way. After the fire Mr. W.
purchased A. J. Murdock's lot, so that he now has much larger and jandsomer grounds for
his summer home
1893 - Jun 23 - W. T. Wilson has completed a handsome summer cottage at Maxinkuckee
NOTE this replaced on that
burned in Sep 1892
After the fire Mr. W[i;son]. purchased A. J. Murdock's lot - 20 May
1893 Logansport Pharos Tribune
1895 - Jul 10 - A. J. Murdock has purchased a lot at Lake Maxinkuckee and will erect a cottage -
Logansport Pharos Tribune
1895 Jul 20 Architect crain has his hands f ull of work... Mr. Crain is also preparing, or has
prepared plans, as follow...A. J. Murdock, $1,200 cottage and... at Lake Maxinkuckee -
Logansport Pharos Tribune
1895 - Jul 10 - F. M. Harwood is planning to build a summer cottage on his recently purchased lot
at Lake Maxinkuckee - Logansport Pharos Tribune
1895 Jul 20 Architect crain has his hands f ull of work... Mr. Grain is also preparing, or has
prepared plans, as follow... Frank Harwood,$700 cottage at Lake Maxinkuckee... - Logansport
1895 - AUg - Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Harwood are at Lake Maxinkuckee superintending the erection
of their summer cottage > Logansport Daily Pharos, Thursday, August 08, 1895
1895 Jul 13 - Col. J, C. Farrar, of Peru, was in the city today eu route to Lake Maxinkuckee,
where he is having a cottage erected. - Logansport Pharos Tribune
1896 - May 1 - Mr. C. K. Plank, one of Rochester's business men, was in town Monday He c
ontemplates erecting a cottage here if satisfactory arrangements can be made. ...C. K. Plank,
one of Rochester's thriving business men, is overseeing the construction of a line cottage at
Long Point - 22 May 1896 ...C. K. Plank is having a new grate and chimney built on his cottage
on Lorng Point. Mr. Plank has one of tho finest cottages on the Point. - 14 Aug 1896 ...Chas.
Plank, of Rochester, was in town Thursday setting out trees i around his cottage upou Long Point. -
30 Oct 1896
1896 - May 22 - Nicholas Busort has taken the contract to built a handsome residence for Abram
Hayes on Scott street. [Lakeshore dr.] ...Mr. Hayes’ new residence on Scott street is about
completed and will be one of the finest in the Aug. - 7 Aug 1896
1896 - May 29 - G. W Gardner, cf Terre Haute, is building a fine cottage on the east side.
1896 - June 12 - Contractor Walter commenced to erect Tuesday, at Long Point, cottages for Henry
Mver and Chas. Moninger, both of Terre Haute.
1896 - Jul 17 - Judge Capron, of Plymouth, is erecting a fine cottage at Long Point... Judge
Capron and family are now occupants of their new cottage on Long Point - 31 Jul 1896;
Judge and Mrs. Capron, and Mr. and Mrs. John Capron opened their summer cottage on Long
Point on the rippling Maxenkuckee last Saturday. It is a two-story frame building, and occupies
a beautiful spot in a cosy oak grove near the Arlington hotel. We envy them the cool and
refreshing breezes that fan their favored cheeks these “ dog days.” — Plymouth Democrat. -
7 Aug 1896
1896 - Jul 31 - Arrangements are being made for the buildiug ot a cottage on the east side. Al
Bogardus, of Argoa, has the contract for the work.
1896 - AUg 7 - A new cottage will be built upon the east side near “ Hilarity Hill,” by Indianapolis
1896 - Aug - 14 - Mr. Albright and family are occupying their new cottage just west of the Palmer
1896 - AUg 14 - Geo. Vonnegut, oft Indianapolis, is building a new cottage on the east side.
1896 - Sep 25 - Wm. Hayes the livery man has moved into his magnificent residence upon
1896 Oct 9 - John Osborn is about to erect a house and barn upon his lot near the school
house, which when completed will be occupied by his father, Wm. Osborn, who will retire from
his farm. The old gentleman has been a resident of Starke county since 1840. He has been a
successul business man and through honesty, integrity, and hard work, has gathered together a
goodly supply of this world’s goods, and today has one of the best farms in Indiana, consisting of
several hundred acres. We welcome him him to Culver City, and hope that he and his amiable wife
may pass the remainder of their lives in peace and happiness, knowing they well deserve a rest
from the cares and turmoil of a farm life.
1896 - Nov 20 - J. K. Mawhorter, our celebrated tinner, is putting a tin roof upon certain
portions of the Wm. Osborn residence now in course of erection. He is an expert workman
and if you need anything in his line give him a call.
1897 - Jan. 15 - The William Osborn residence is about completed. The architecturaldesign was arranged by banker John
Osborn, and is undoubtedly one of the most convenient arranged houses in this city, and will be an ornament to the town,
and a source of much comfort, to the old people who will spend their declining years therein
1896 - Oct 23 - An architect is preparing plans for a $1,500 cottage to be erected at the Lake by
Hon. S. Sheerin
, of Logansport
Oct 16 1896 - Architect Rhodes is preparing plans for a $1,500 cottage to be erected at Lake Maxinkuckee by
Hon. S. P. Sheerin. - Logansport Pharos Tribune
Note - this is one of the "forgotten Cottages" on the Northern shore bought up by the acadmey
1899 - Apr 18 - Tom Wilson is having a barn built on his property at Lake Maxinkuckee
and is otherwise improving it. - Logansport Pharos Tribune
1899 Jun 30 - M. E. Garn is doing some excelent work in the paper hanging line at the Sheerin cottage near the Palmer
1896 Nov 13 - Mr. J. H. Zechiel is having the foundation laid for a residence just south of Rev. Zechiel’s new residence,
south of Rev. Zechiel’s new residence, handsome structure when completed underand we understand will be occupied
bv the famous contractor and builder himself. D. A. Smith & Co. are doing the stone work.
1897 - Jan 8 - Dr. Loring has erected a fine office on his resident lot, and is already located in the same He
has everything as clean in his office as a band box.
1897 - April 16 - D. W. Wolfe has been busy building a log cabin for the past two
weeks. Dan is making preparation to take unto himself a -----
1897 - May 7 - Alex Dinsmore is erecting the new ware house in the rear of Porter &
1897 - May 14 - W. H. Snider and family, of Logansport, were in town Friday.
Mr. Suider will at once commence the erection of a cottage upon the east side.
1897 Aug 27 - W. S DuPea has bought one acre of land of Geo. W. Garn this week.
He contemplates building a fine cottage in the uear future. He says he will make Culver City his future
home. As he is a hustler we extend to him our hand
1897 - Oct 1 - W- S. Du Pea now occupies his nevv residence in Garns addition.
1987 - Oct 8 - Nick Bosart is putting on the finishing touch to the W. S. duPea's new dwelling this week.
1897 - Oct 22 - Contractor Walter has commenced the erection of J. H. Koontz’s residence.
1897 - Oct 29 - Wm. Overman is now remodeling the building formerly used as a
broom factory over into a residence.
1898 - Jan 21 - D. H. Smith & Co. contracted Wednesday to erect the foundation of
a residence which will be built in early spring by Miss Rachel Voreis, of Burr Oak. I t will be the finest in
Culver, and of very large dimensions and will be situated on Scott street near P. J . Garn’s residence. It will
also be of the latest modern architecture.
A1898 Apr 15 - The foundation has been commenced for the Miss Vooreis residence on Scott street. It. will be
one of the most commodious and haudsomest finished residence in town. D. G. Walter, the contractor,
has the contract, which means first-class work
1898 - Aug. 19 - Judge Capron has purchased a lot near Maxinkuckee landing, and lumber has been
placed upon the grounds for a handsome cottage.
1898 Aug 26 - Judge Capron is busily engaged in directing the erection of buildings
on his lot adjacent to the Maxenkuckee landing; The judge has a fine location, and when he erects his
commodious cottage in the spring will have one of the finest pieces of property around the lake.
Note this is to be 1394 East Shore Drive
1898 Aug 26 - Lee Easterdav has purchased a lot. near O. Duddleson’s residence,
and will commence at once to erect a handsome house thereon, 16x28.
1898 Aug 26 - The Culver City Construction Co and Albert Bogardus are rival bidders
for tlie erection of Frank R, New’s house.
1899 - Mar 17 - is said that several new cottages will be erected upon the shores of
Lake Maxeukuckee in the spring.
1899 - May 12 - Dr. G. L. Benepe, of Indianapolis, was here Sunday visiting Cadet Wilson
D. The doctor expects to erect a cottage at the lake this summer.
J. K. Mawhorter, Culver ’s famous tinner has taken the contract to put
a complete troughiug arouud the roof of the Peru House, and will also do
tbe tin work on the Brownell cottage, Shirk cottage, and the Dr. Benepe
cottage. 23 Jun 1899
Dr. Beuepe aed family are guests at the Palmer House. They expect
to occupy their new cottage in the near future. - Jul 14, 1899
Dr. Benepe has completed his launch house. - Sep 8, 1899
1899 Jul 7 - Rev. J . V. Combs commenced the construction of a cottage in the Gould Grove last week, and to-dav
he and his family are occupants of the same. We call this quick work.
1899 Aug 4 - Smith & Co., are laying the foundation for a wood house adjoining
Dr. 0. A. Rea’s residence