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

Bide-A-Wee Hotel / East Shore Inn 2673 East Shore Lane  

Another spelling found is Bida Wea. Also known as Bide-a-Wee Lodge and Bide-a-Wee Inn

Section 27 - 264.35 acres - Aub-be-naub-ee's Reservation

Section 27
    Section 27 Lot 1 - 49.70A
    Section 27 Lot 2 - 34.31A
    Sect 27 Lot 3 _.31A
    Section 27 Lot 4 - 40A

James F. D. Lanier of Jefferson county, Indiana on 30 June 1837 was issued the certificate #7339 the East half of Section twenty; Fractional Section of Twenty One; Fractional Section of Twenty Seven and Fractional section of Twenty eight containing 793 32/100 acres.





c.1906 - 1919, Sep - Scott & Rebecca (Stover) Foss
    It sat actually on Edwards Lane. The cropped section from the 1908 Plat map shows the area. There is a lot marked "S. Foss.:

    1912 - Oct 24 - Scott Foss is addiing a dining room and porch to his poplar "Bide-A-Wee" on the East Side

    1919 - Sep 34 - Scott Foss has sold the Bide-A-Wee summer resort to Thomas Monesmith of Rochester Consideration not stated 24 Sep 1919

    Veda Foss Fitterling wrote in the biography of "Fitterlings of Culver " in the 1986 Marshall County history pg. 169: "...I only remember my great Uncle Scott who with his wife Rebecca Stoever, owned and operated the Bide-a-Wee Hotel. He taught school for a short period of time..."

1919, Sep 24 - 1922- ? - Thos. Monesmith
    Scott Foss has sold the Bide-a-Wee summer resort to Thomas Monesmith of Rochester. Consideration not stated. -Sep 24, 1919 - Citizen

By 1922 the plat map indicates that the property was owned by Thos. Monesmith.

1920 - Apr 28 Ad

1923 - Conarad & Margaret Hansen 1948 - May - Lawton Brown
    Finds Old Citizen - In remodeling the East Shre Inn, formerly Bide-a-Wee, Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Brown report they dound in a was a copy of the March 1915 Citizen - 12 May 1948

1948 - June 2 - Announcement To The Public
    On Sunday, June 6, our dinning room ill be officiall opened as well as he entire main lodge and cottages, known as East Shore Inn (formerly the Bide-a-wee). The entire in has been redecorated, rewired for saftery, and remodeled, including a new bathroom and a completely modernized kitchen

1948 - East Shore Inn - An Oct. 6 Ad - Lawton Brown & Joan Brown ? of Plymouth by a quip of raising donations.

1949 - But other ads still listed it as Bide-a-Wee Lodge

1951 - May 30 - For Sale or Exchange - East Shore Inn. - Sleeping rroms and cabins mostly furnished. Boats and pier Will financed. immediate possession. Guy Price Lake Shore Drive Culver Indiana Phone 96-W

1956 - Mrs. Muril Butler

1956 - Jun 20 - Rowe's Inn. - Announcing the opening of Rowe's Inn (formerly Bide-A-Wee Inn) 2573 East Shore Lane.

1979, Mar. - Milford & Harriet G. Knowles

1985-7 - - John W. Hudson "Sarg"
    Sgt. Major John W. 'Sarge' Hudson served in the U. S. Calvary Work War II; 1st Calvary Division Korean War. Thirty plus years service; Congressional Medal, 7 purple hearts. He was calvary advisor during the mid 1950's to the Shaw of Iran. He Came to the Culver Military Academy 1 September 1969. He died. 14 Jan. 1996

1990. Sep. - Helen J. Hudson

1990, Sep. - 1993, Oct - Richard E. Ford

1993, Oct-2015 - not numbered (2573) Edwards (East Shore) Lane (rice woods )- - East Shore Lane Neighborhood Assoc atation, James F. Sturman, Trustee


Jason Sturman writes of this property -
    My family owns the homes that are between what was the Bide-a-Wee and the lake. My great grandfather, Karl Sturman, purchased 5 buildings and two lots at the end of East Shore Lane in 1952. One of the lots (now with a house) and two of the smaller cabins are still owned by our family.

    The last occupant of the Bide-a-Wee was "Sarge" Hudson. He ran CMA's riding facilities for many years. Until his death he lived in the Bide-a-Wee. When he did died, the building had reached a condition of significant disrepair and was purchased by a group of East Shore Lane residents (led by Richard Ford) and torn down.

    Here is an interesting story: Sometime in the 1960s or 1970s (I can get the date if you're really interested), Hudson cut down a tree across Edwards Lane to make his home more private. Until the late 1980s, Edwards Lane was closed and totally overgrown. At some point (for reasons that escape) in the late 1980s, the county decided to re-open Edwards Lane and cut through the woods that had overtaken.

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