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

South Side of Jefferson Street  

The businesses - listed for Jefferson will read from East (lake) to west end of town (St. Rd. 17).

One could not see the lake unless atop a building as the railroad embankment was at lest 10 to 12 feet high from the Washington Street area down past the co-op; during the late 1970's and early 1980's this area was all leveled off - there also was a cinder street or alley that connected E. Washington and E. Jefferson Streets and ran along the base of this embankment. On the other side of the embankment was an oeasement road cleared fpr a few yaeds but mostly overgrown and impassable between the lake and the railroad embankment going south from the viaduct at E. Washington Street.

This is just a rough beginning of this listings. With no addresses in the early years just the street name it is hard to place them correctly - and when addresses were used they varied some buildings bore several different addresses through the years - if you remember won't you help?

Northeast Jefferson from Plymouth
to railroad

Grain Elevator area

Main and Jefferson
1906 Jefferson Street Sanborn map; this area,
was not depicted as a "whole" from Main Street to the
railroad/lake, only in sections where buildings existed.

Medboourn Ice Co. - not postive as when the ices houses were established here.; bring them from the South Street area to here; but the 1906 Sanborn map does not depict any Ice Houses on it only the Grain elevator..

1909 Mar 18 - A Needed Improvement
    One of the needs of Culver us a viduct under the railroad at the foot of Jefferson Street and a good town pier which will extend far enough into the lake to at least permit the largest launches to make a landing.

    The present facilitied for accomodating the public are worse than bad - ther're rotten, speaking in the slang of the day.

    Our lake patrons deserve something better, and the buisness men also should be put into closer touch with the ttrade which comes frm the East side.

    The town board would need some help to accompish the improvement but this ought not to be hard to get if someone will make the effort.

1910 view of East Jefferson

Culver City Grain & Coal co.

Maxinkuckee Ice Company [2 INT S LN E JEFF WLN]

1914-1951 - Cement Block Factory

1914 Jefferson Sanborn map

1924 Jefferson Sanborn map
    Maxinkuckee Ice Company [2 INT S LN E JEFF WLN]

    1914-1951 - Cement Block Factory

    1924-? - M. R. Cline & Several other businesses

Culver City Grain & Coal co.

Maxinkuckee Ice Company [2 INT S LN E JEFF WLN]

1914-1951 - Cement Block Factory

1924-? - M. R. Cline & Several other businesses

1940's view of East Jefferson

1950's view of East Jefferson

before 1976 view of East Jefferson

The way it was before 1976 - the left side is the south side of the property - which is now the Culver Cove are which is where the ices house and the grain elevators was - in the middle on the side is the array of Cline businesses etc. and at the very top of the phot you can see a portion of the building that is the 'Cabanna' today - the the midle area of Jefferson on the lake edge is where the Roberts house sits; other side is what was once the Ferrier lumber yard and now is the Bayside and the very lower right you can barely asee Washington St. and it appears to be a dirt road possibly.

Jack Houghton states of this area: I've only been here since 1976 and this area has changed more than any area in town, that's for sure. I remember the controversial story of the railroad property. First it was the Railroads, then the State exchange Finance company owned it, then the railroad again through a court battle, then the finance company, then finally it belonged to an officer at the old bank and today we have the Culver Cove. Interesting how that worked out. I'm sure there is more to it than anyone will ever really know but it'still and interesting story.

E. Jefferson Businesses Addresses not given

C & M Dredging Co. - 1952 

It is stated that art fishburn had his blacksmith shop on E. Jefferson before 23 Oct 1957 -
    The oldest businessman in town, both in age and in years of business here has just moved his base of opertaions to a new building in the rear of his residence on Lake shore Drive.

    Arthur Fishburn, the blacksmith and Iron worker, was finally forced to ecacuate 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....

the area between the old railroad and Main Street is a little hard to decipher over the years iit containded at you see only 4 lots that faced/bordered Jefferson St. each seemed to contained multiple businesses on them during the early years that or an ever changing address which complicated matters.

319 E. Jefferson [S LN E JEFF ST 255'E INTER S LN W LN]   Culver Cove

abt 1982- Culver Cove  
207 E. Jefferson [VANDALIA ADD OLOT 1 TR 165'E&W X 198']- Park n Shop

A 1938 view 115 E. Jefferson ( This also bore no addresses as well as the addresses of 201 E. Fefferson & 211 E. Jefferson - The Medbourn Building

102 S. Main [OP LOT 31]- Culver Military Academy Museum & Gift Shop / Culver Educational Foundation

Main St.

1960 - Jul 27 - AT 12:50 P.M. LAST FRIDAY a traffic signal light was placed in operation at the busy Sank corner intersection of Main and Jefferson Streets in downtown Culver. There was much excitement as scores of motorists innocently ignoring the new warning received a friendly word of caution from police officers Don Mikesell and Jim Cox. A crew from the Northern Indiana Public Service Company is seen placing the signal light in position. (Photo by Carl Adams Jr

101 S Main St. [OP LOT 6 N 41'] and nowHeritage Park

115 W. Jefferson [N132' S ADJ JEFFERSON ST] Culver Post Office in 1935 it was combined into one lot combined from 115 & 117 W Jefferson

    115 - William W. Baker - 1906, 1914, 1924, 1930 residence
      1922 - Cyrus Town

    117 - Walker's Boarding House - 1914, 1924, ? - 1930 Mary L. Walker

      1934 - Sep. 19 - The Moran house was moved from the site of the new post office in preparation for clearing the area. Arthur Dillon moved the house to his farm.

Ohio Street

103 S. Ohio St. CVS / Hamstra Wilbert Inc [ZECHIELS ADD LOT 1 & 2]

    The 1924 Sanborn Map shows the 2 residences that were on this location.

215 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS 1ST ADD LOT 22] Hammer's Garage - Ron James


Slate Street

215 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS CONT ADD LOT 23]

205 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS CONT ADD LOT 24]

315 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS CONT ADD LOT 25]

__ W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS CONT ADD LOT 26] Vacant Lot

S. White St.

400 & 409 W. Jefferson - [ZECHIELS ADD LOT 27 & 28] Dwelling
    Culver Hatchery
    Sims' Printing & Garden Shop

413 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS 2ND CONT ADD LOT 79]

--- W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS 2ND ADD LOT 80] - Vacant

S Clymax Street

503 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS 2ND ADD LOT 81]

513 W. Jefferson [ZECHIELS 2ND ADD LOT 82]

515 W. Jefferson [TR SE 330' N&S X 396' E & W] 3 A. Powers Trailer Court 1958-? / Culver Mobile Home Park ?-2018

__ Jefferson farm Land
    10.91 [S 32RDS W 1/2 SE EX 3A NE COR & EX] acres
    8.74 [W1/2 N 26.66A N1/3 NE EX ]Acres
      bordered by Jefferson to the north, St. Rd. 17 to the West & Mill St. to the south
        Everret E. & Catherine M. Easterday - 1989  
        1st National Bank Monterey - 1995 
        Jd One Jd Two Inc 10.910A & 8.74- 1995-2010  

    ...THANKS for the memories...