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Chasnelle Hotel or Paramount Hotel  

Was built in 1878 by Fred Keppler of Logansport and was demolished in March 1933 to erect a Phillips 66 gas station. It was located on the Northwest corner of Lakeshore Drive and State Street

It was formerly the Bradley Hotel

1906 - Restaurant - by the 1906 Sanborn Map which shows a large building divided into 2 stores.


1914 - Restaurant & Rooms by the 1914 Sanborn Map

1920 - Bradley Hotel

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1922 - Hotel (by plat map)

1920 - Jun 23 - C. C. Boblett, until recently chef at the academy, has bought Mrs. Frank McLane's interest in the old Bradley Hotel property and will take over the manamement of the house which was vacatedt no to long ago by Mr. and Mrs Haas who went to the Bay View

1920 - Jul 21 - Bradley Hotel becomes Chasnelle , The Ad states: Now open - throughly equiped and renovated, the frormer Bradley Hotel, hereafter to be known as "The Chasnelle"...

1920, Aug. 20 - The exterior of the Chasnelle, formerly the Bradley Hotel, has been brightened by a coat of white paint to harmonize with the complete renocation of the interior.

1921 - May 11 - The front of the Chasnelle Hotel has received a fresh coat of white paint.

1922 Marshall County Plat book it was advertised as the Chasnelle Hotel and Restaurant, Chas. C. Boblett, prop.
    By his brothers obituary George W. BOBLETT he had been a resident of Culver , and was associated with his brother in the management of the Chasnelle Hotel

1922 - Jul 12 - E. A. Poor has erected a small shop adjoinging the Chasnelle hotel and will again engage in his tonsorial vocation

1922 - Nov 1 - A new fireproof rood is being put on the Chasnelle hotel

1923, May 30 - The Chasnelle hotel has taken on a bright new exterior coat of white.

1923 - Aug. 29 - WM. Loser's taxi service was headquarted here

1923 - Nov 21 - Chasnelle has New Floor
    C. C. Boblett, proprietor of the Chasenelle Hotel, has made some inptovement to the front part of the hotel

    The old covering of the floor was removed and a new covering placed thereon.

    New things alwas dress-up a place and the hotel is no ecception to the rule.

The 1924 Sanborn fire map puts a the name "Chasnelle" to it and the location for ir on the corner of State Street and Scott or Toner Ave. -

1924 - October 8 - Chasnelle Sold to Plymouth Woman
    Late last week a transferr of the ownership of the Chasenelle Hotel took place when Mrs. A. McLochiln of Plymouth bought it from Chas. Boblett.

    Mrs. McLochlin has already taken charge of the place.

    Mrs. McLochlin is throughly acquainted with dinning room work and will be able to set an attractive table since she has been in that business the most of ther life.

    Chas. Boblett says he is going to do a good job loafing for a while. He acquired a farm just east of DeLong in the deal and he is thinking of some of watching his corn grow during the winter time and doing some butchering next summer, according to his assetion.

Paramount Hotel

1925, Jul 29 - Announcement name of the Chasnell Hotel has been changed to that of Paramount Hotel... management remains the same... Mrs. A. McLochiln, prop

1925 - Sep 2 - For Rent - Furnished or unfurnished cottage. Inquire Paramount Hotel
    For Sale Doors With and without glass. Inquire Paramount Hotel.

1925 - Oct 28 - For Sale - Paramount Hotel Mrs. A. M. McLochlin, Culve, Ind.

1926 - Feb. 10 - Builder of Paramont Hotel, Dies in Logansport -
    Mr Fred Keppler, age 81, died at his home in Logansport last Sunday after an illness of several months' duration. Furnerl services were held yesterday and burial was made in the Winamace cemetery. Mr. Keppler was the builder of the building in the east part of town that now bears the name of Paramount Hotel. The structure wenty up just forty-eght years ago and he ran a meat marker therein for some time the town was then knwn as Marmont. He leaves a wife and one son.

1926 - Apr 21 Mrs. A McLochlin has opened the Paramount for the summer. It will be under the management of P. J. Smith, steward of New York Club
    For rent - 4 room cottage rear of Paramont Hotel.

1926 - May 19 - Paramount Hotel Gets Interior Remodeling - During the past two weeks, the Paramount Hotel has recieved some interior remodeling which will make the place much more attractive to visitors of Culver. The rooms have been redecorated and hot and cold running water has been placed in each room. Manager Smith is plannint further improvements during th coming summer months.

1926 - Jun 2 ad - Under new management - P. J. Smith, manager; Mrs. A McLochlin, proprietor

1926 - Jun 9 - Stove Explosion Causes Bad Burns For P. J. Smith
    P. J. SMith was badly burned last Sunday morning at the Paramount Hotel when a combination gasoline and oil stove exploded and threw the oil and flames on him.

    It was only his quick work that saved him from being burned to death.

    As it was, his body above his waiat and his left leg below the kneew was severely burned.

    Mr. Smith is manager for the Paramount Hotel.

    He was in the kitchen early to get things started for the day, when the stove exploded.

    He has been suffering much pain for the last few days, but he is improving as well as could be expected.

1927 - Mar 23 - For Rent - cottage in rear of Paramount Hotel. Mrs. A. M. McLochlin

1927 - May 25 - New Beauty palor opened at the Paramont May 27th - Mrs. Taylor, operator.

1930 - Mar 19 - Manager of the Paramont Hotel Died Sunday
    Mrs. A McLohlin, manager of the Paramount hotel for several years died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, 625 Broadway, Mishawaka. She was born in Kewanna in 1875, and is survived by the following children: Angla Bottorff and Francis McLochlin of Olymouth, Mrs. Mary Harfy of Mishawaka and Evonne McLoughlin at home. Five brothers, one sister and seven grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael's church in Plymouth. Father Everyly conducted the services. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.

1930 - May 21 - For Rent - Furnished apartments, Paramount Hotel Culver.

1933 Mar. 15 - Work has been started in tearing down one of the landmarks of the town, the Paramount Hotel, to make room for a $3,000 super service station to be built by Homer Kemple.
    The Paramount Hotel, formerly known as the Chasnell is about 45 years old (built c. 1888), and at one time was one of the popular hotels of the town.

1933, Mar 15 - For sale Old lumber and frame stuff. Homer Kemple, at Paramount Hotel

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