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

West Side Main Street  



I wrote this up for Jeff Kenney for the library site - and I have expanded it some since I wrote it originally. I will try and do more with it - Do you remember the businesses of downtown Culver, the years, etc. - Can you expand upon this listing? If so e-mail me -

At least this is a start - Another part of history to be recorded slowly as I work on finishing the lake part up - It will be an ever changing page - why? because of a kids memory of the 1960's - to what it was in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's - then you mix in the past and try and re-create - what was - and is now and try to make an accurate record of history for Main Street Culver (an impossible task - maybe?)! NOW that is a challenge I present to everyone!

I wrote this up for Jeff Kenney for the library site - and I have expanded it some since I wrote it originally. I will try and do more with it - Do you remember the businesses of downtown Culver, the years, etc. - Can you expand upon this listing? If so e-mail me -

At least this is a start - Another part of history to be recorded slowly as I work on finishing the lake part up - It will be an ever changing page - why? because of a kids memory of the 1960's - to what it was in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's - then you mix in the past and try and re-create - what was - and is now and try to make an accurate record of history for Main Street Culver (an impossible task - maybe?)! NOW that is a challenge I present to everyone!

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 correct - if you remember won't you help?

Main St. Deand End tp Lakeshore Dr.

(Lakeshore aka Scott Street 1906-abt 1937)

421 N Main St. [VANDALIA ADD OLOT 5 S1/2 EX W 100'] dwelling

411 N Main St. - OP LOT 18

480 School Street [OP LOT 17 N 52'] dwelling
    Empty Lot 1906-1937
    Boy/Girl Scout Cabin

      the cabin had been remolded into a house
    Indiana Bell Telephone Company



1906

1914

1924

1937


Lakeshore Dr. to Cass

(Lakeshore aka Scott Street 1906-abt 1937)

101 - E Lakeshore Dr. [OP LOT 16 ] Indiana Bell Telephone Company, Inc. d/b/a AT& T Indiana




313 N Main [OP LOT 15] Silhouette Beatuty Salon



lots_307_n_state/307_n_state.htm 307 N. Main [OP LOT 14 EX S 6'] The Painter & The Poet Gallery & - Esther & Ward Miller (est. 1989)


303 N. Main [OP LOT 14 S 6'] Easterday Dental Office



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1937


Cass Street

217 N. Main [OP LOT 12 EX S 3']

213 N. Main [OP LOT 11 N1/2 ] private Residence - has been torn down for Good's Amoco Inc. Ind. Corp. expansion

A HREF="203_n_main/203_n_main.htm" target=new>203 N. Main [ OP LOT 11 S1/2, OP LOT 10 N 12' & LOT 10 S 54']- Dairy Barn ExpressExpress (BP) Good's Amoco Inc. Ind. Corp.  


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Washington Street



109 N. Main St. [OP LOT 9 & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ]
    ceased to exist in 1956, Since that date it has had the addressed of 107 W. Washington St.and 105 W. Washington St. attached to it in the telephone directories

    Somewhere in this general locale in 1906 there was the 1897 - ; Overman Building (Cromley Building)-

    1904-1910- Dr. O. A. Rea - opposite of Post office The Dr. Rea Office building - one can see the M. E. Methodist Church in the background to the north that sat on the corner of Main & Washington.


    107 N. Main St. [OP LOT 9 & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ LOT 8 OP & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ & OP LOT 7 N 6' & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ ] - Culver Union Township ' Public Library


    1955 dedication cermonies of the World War I and Worl War II veteran's memorial stone


    1910 - Jul 21 - The Town Board has rented an office rooom in the bank building, vacaing its old quarters in the Read Building.

    1911 - Jesse Crabb occupied the second story - Jul 27 Citizen

    1916-1917 - C. K. Sennett, D.C., Chiropractor - office in Dr. Rea Building.

    was tore down and became a part of the bank


101 N. Main St. [OP LOT #7 S 60' & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ ] - 1st Farmers Bank


Culver downtown 1968, this was taken during Art fishburns 'last ride' on the fire truck. In the lower right hand corner is Kline's and the telephone booth that sat on the corner; the lower left is the State Exchange Bank and in the upper left at the corner of Main & Washington is the Standard 'full service' gas station.



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1914

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1927


Jefferson Street



1933 - Mar 15 - Traffic Light POst Removed from Corner
    The large round cement post that once held the traffic light at the corner of Main and Jeferson streets has been removed and a small turtle back placed there for the guidence of traffic in turning that corner.

    The traffice light was installed about seven years ago, but was seldom used as it was found to be an unncessary signal and a general nuisance.

    A few weeks ago a truck eliminated the traffic light by the simple method of knoocking it off, so the town board decided to finish the job by taking the large base out.


1960 - Jul 27 - AT 12:50 P.M. LAST FRIDAY a traffic signal light was placed in operation at the busy Bank 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


103 S. Main [OP LOT 6 N 41']   - Heritage Park




103 S. Main [OP LOT 6 N 19' OFF S SD N 60' ]   - ? Skyline Builders ?

Osborn Block



107 s Main[OP LOT 5 COM ON E LN LOT 6 ETC] - Diva Expansion Sue McInturff, Manger - Ursula Braden

109 S Main [OP LOT 5 COM ON E LN LOT 6 ETC] - Diva Owner - Sue McInturff, Manger - Ursula Braden



111 S. Main [N21.5' S26.5' LOT 5 HOUGHTNS AMEND CO]- Fisher's

111/113 Main St. [OP LOT 5 S 5' COMMON STAIRCASE] 
    Culver Reservations LLC 1/2 & Pamela Fisher 1/2  the doorway between the 2 establishments that leads to the apartments above

    113 Main [OP LOT 4 N 21']- Cafe Max 


115 Main [OP LOT 4 N 20' S 45'] - Cafe Max Annex

117 Main [DESC: R/W MADISON ST LY S ADJ SLN L4 OP CUL] - Corndance Cafe


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1914

1924

1937

Madison St.



Somewhere where in this vicinity was:
    ?- July 1952 Culver News Agency - Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Slaughter

    ?- Nov 1952 Culver News Agency -Mr. and Mrs. H. Serrin

      1952 - July 2 – Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Slaughter announce the sale of the Culver News Agency to Mr. and Mrs. H. Serrin of Plymouth…

      1952 - November 26 – The Culver News Agency moved from the corner of Main and Madison Street to the Wickizer Building



1919

2017


203 Main - [LOT 3 IN OP OF UNIONTOWN LATER CALLED MARMONT NOW CULVER CITY] Main Street Manor - David Beggs& Susan and James H. Wisniewski


__ S. Main St. - Empty Lot a part of 203 S. main [LOT 2 OF THOMAS K HOUGHTONS CORR & AMENDED PLOT TO TOWN OF UNIONTOWN LATER CALLED MARMONT NOW CULVER CITY]. The house was tore down in the late 1960's by Dr. Babcock to make way for a off street parking and and outdoor in ground pool. This picture was taken on 11 Feb. 1967, during the Last Ride of Art Fishburn.


__ s. Main st. - empty lot[HOUGHTONS ADD LOT 1 N 30']



219 S Main - [OP LOT 1 S 36' ] Parking Lot

223 S Main - [WISEMAN'S ADD N 1/2 LOT 5] dwelling

225 S Main - [WISEMAN ADD E 70' S1/2 LOT 5 ] dwelling


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1924

1937


Marmont St.

- to the north it was Marmont also spelled Mormont and Morment; to the south Wiseman in 1914, 1922, 1924, 1937; sometime after 1937 Wiseman Court was changed to E. Marmont.

303 S Main - [WISEMAN'S ADD LOT 4 ] dwelling

311 S. Main St.[WISEMAN ADD LOT 3 & 8 ] dwelling


1914

1924

1927


Clover St.

- 1914, 1924, 1937 listed as Culver; to the south Wilson Ct.; sometime after 1937 the both names were changed to Clover St.

315 S. Main [WISEMAN'S ADD LOT 2 ]

    dwelling - 1906-1937 - tore down 1960's  

      1942 - Jul 1 - Dr. Yocom Jr. to Open Veterinarian Office
        Dr. E. J. Yocom Jr. announces that he will open a veterinarian office here in July, the date depending on how soon he can find a house in which to live.

        He is not a stranger to many in this community as he has been assoicated with his father who is a veterinarian in Winamac, and has done considerable work in this vicinity.

        Dr. Yocum is a graduate of Michigan State college at East Lansing, Mich.


      E. J. Yocum - 1952 - Veterinarian  


___ S. Main [WISEMANS ADD LOT 1] - EUB Parking lot

    Aug 11, 1910

    Culver's New Street Light

    Enterprising Citizens Conclude to Remain in Darkness no more

    Seven or eight of the people in the neighborhood of the Evangelical church have combined and bought a gasoline gas lamp which is erected on an 18-foot post on Arthur Castleman's corner.

    The lamp has an ulluminating strength of 1000 candle power and casts a light a clock and a half in each direction on Main Street.

    A simple arrangement lower and raises the lamp. A clock with a trip connecting with a shut-foof valve automatically stops the flow of gasoline at any hour desidered, thus extinguishing the light.

    The outfit complete cost $35. and its is asserted that 30 cents a week will pay the cost of running it until 11 o'clock.

    Residents in the neighborhood are well pleased with th light which is furnished by the Night Light Co. of Chicago through their local agent, H. E. Conn. Note Castleman residence was in the vacant south lot next to the EUB church corner of Mill and Main.


    dwelling - 1906-1937 tore down 1960's



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Mill St.



    115 W Mill street [E 82.5' W 9RDS 1A TR] - former Culver Auto Body

    514 W. Mill St. - 5.67 acres Factory building

    ___ Mill ST. - 1979 - Culver Street Garage - 3 parcels north to south
      1976 - back building and lot
      1994 - Jan 19 - front building & lot pruchased from McGill's
        Culver - The State Exchange Bank of Culver paid $60,678 34 on February 13 for Culver municipal bonds to finance the construction of the new street garage.

        Land was donated by McGill Manufacturing Corp. for the site of the new structure which is scheduled to be completed in the spring.

        State Exchange Bank President, W. O. Osborn, presented the check to Clerk treasurer. Marizetta Kenney at the bank lounge here also present were Executive Vice president of the bank. Fred Adams and Culver's town lawyer. Fred Jones
      2005 (about) - Water tower built about


    515 W MILL ST. - 62.037 acres Factory building



      401 S. Main St - [LOT 1 EMMANUEL SUB] EUB Church - 1899  

      403 S. Main St [LOT 2 EMMANUEL SUB] - dwelling EUB Parsonage 190?-2005/6 
        RPLT: REPLATTED INTO EMMANUEL SUB ON 7/28/05 BY FINAL PLAT #2005-05322
      419 S. Main St [195' S SE COR LOT 1 WISEMAN ADD S76'] 'The Dave Burns House' - Judith E. Burns

      425 S Main St. dwelling


      1914

      1924

      1927


      Hawkins Court

      - aka Flox 1914, 1924, 1937 and sometime after 1937 was changed to Hawkins court. T's into Main St. on the west, alley on the east

      439 S. Main St. [GARNS ADD EX 5' OFF ENT N SD LOT 1] dwelling & business  
        Samauel Woods Sales & Service - c1941-1961, Mar. - Samuel Woods;

        Mike Fitterling's Power Mower and Marine Sales and Service - 1961, Apr.

        Keyser's Machine Shop - Jackie L 'Jack' Keyser 196_?


      441 Main St. [ME & BF GARNS ADD EXS 65' LOT 2]- Dwelling

      447 Main St. [ME & BF GARNS ADD S 65' LOT 2 ] - Dwelling

      451 Main St. [ME & BF GARNS ADD N 1/2 LOT 3]- Dwelling


      1937

      1924


      Winfield St.

      - T's into Main St. on the east

      503 Main St. [ME & BF GARNS ADD S1/2 LOT 3]- Dwelling

      509 Main St. [BF & ME GARNS ADD LOT 4] - Dwelling

      515 Main St. [ME & BF GARN ADD N 1/2 LOT 5]- Dwelling

      521 Main St. [ME & BF GARNS ADD LTO 5 S1/2]- Dwelling

      527 Main St. [BF & ME GARNS ADD N 38' LOT 6]- Dwelling

      ? Well's corner" the double curve?

      535 S. Main (Corner of Main & Davis St) [BF&ME GARNS ADD EX N 38' &ESMT LOT 6] Re-Max/Oak Crest Real Estate - Pam Baker  


      1924

      1937


      Davis St.

      - T's into Main St.

      530 S. Ohio (actually on W. Daviess) [BARNHISELS ADD EX S 16' LOT 10 ] Vacant Lot - Town of Culver, Owner
      target=new>The Dunes Project
        The Dunes Project 1105 S Main st. [LOT 1 WADE & CLAUDIA MCGEE SUB] - farm land 34.010A originally the Duddleson Farm

          Originally was about 35.46A; REPLATTED IN WADE & CLAUDIA MCGEE SUB ON 8/27/10 LOT 1 WADE & CLAUDIA MCGEE SUB 34.010A


      Prado St.

      - T's into Main St. on the east


      1924

      1927


      Tampa

      St. T's into Main St. on the east

      801 S. Main St - Culver Garden Court Inc. - LOT 2 REPLAT OF LOT 2 IN THE WADE & CLAUDIA MCGEE SUB LOT 2 WADE & CLAUDIA MCGEE SUB 1.450A] Culver Garden court 2012

      Batabano

      St. - T's into Main St. on the east

      Wabash St.

      - T's into Main St. on the east

      957 S Main - [S 32A OF FOLL COM 780' N 89.06 E] - 32A Farm land; originally the Duddleson Farmhouse
        Duddleson  

        George Franz 187A - 1957 ;

        Eugene O'Mahony 1999

        Roderick A & Dollie Martindale 1999 - 2001

        Glen & Martha J. Roberts 32A 2001 - 2010 The former house & barns on the hill and also a airplane hanger was just west of where Tampa St. T's into Main St.are gone there appears to still be 2 outbuildings on the property - 2009

        THIS PARCEL WAS ANNEXED INTO THE TOWN OF CULVER ON 6/24/10 BY INSTR #201002819 (ORD #2010-002)

        "The Dunes"



      1155 S. Main [ N 30A E1/2 SE EX LEGAL & NW1/4 SE1/4 EX S 10A EX W 780 EX EX HWY] - dwelling & farm land 14.58A originally the Duddleson Farm
        George's Place (Bait Shop)- 1979-200_

        New Bait Shop Opens

        Culver - George Franz is shown in his new bait shop which opened officially on March 10. The spacious shop in the basement of his homefeatures bait. Fishing tackle and many other supplies for the fisherman Stop by and look it over. It's located across from the cemetery


        He opened 'George's Place' a bait shop in the basement of their home at 1155 S. Main St. and then built a seperate building for the business behind the house

        THIS PARCEL WAS ANNEXED INTO THE TOWN OF CULVER ON 6/24/10 BY INSTR #201002819 (ORD #2010-002)


      Tammarack & W. Shore Dr.

      T's into Main St. T's into Main St. from the south

      18710 Tamarack [W 5.9A S 10A LOT 2 EX SW COR L2 N287'] Texco bulk plant - Gordon A. cultice Abstract Index

      Pierson's Corner 1989-1991

        stood empty for many years
      Richard T & Jennifer Luttrell - ?-2009, Jun Jared J Johnston - 2009,jun-2013
        There was an architectural or design company her for was while; beside ProTree using it as a parking area

        2009, Aug. building was razed



      8938 S. Tamarack Geisleman

      ...THANKS for the memories...