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

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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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Cass Street

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

213 N. Main [OP LOT 11 N1/2 ] private Residence

A HREF="lots_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

    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


    Somewhere in this general locale in 1906 there was the 1897 - ; Overman Building - It is assumed that it was located on either one of these lots: LOT 8 OP & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ & OP LOT 7 N 6' & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ which became 107 N. Main St. it is assumed it was one of the buildings that was located on either LOT 8 OP & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ & OP LOT 7 N 6' & 1/2 VAC ALLEY ADJ that became 170 N. Main.

    Dr. Rea Building (only an edge visible)
      1904-1910- Dr. O. A. Rea - opposite of Post office

      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



    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


    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


    1906

    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


    1914

    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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    1924

    1937


    Mill St.



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

      __ - 1979 - Culver Street Garage
      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'stown lawyer. Fred Jones
      515 W MILL ST. - 57.507 acres
        McGill's
        1987 - 2000, May - Walker / Tenneco
          McGills began discussing sale of the building with Tennaco as early as 1985

          That same year, McGills representatives began discussions with the Walker Muffler company in Racine, Wisconsin, in hopes of selling the building to them, a sale which finally took place in 1991. , "the world's leading producer and marketer of ride control and exhaust products and systems," would occupy the building for nine years, though it's apparent from an article on the company's website that an earlier closing would have been preferred.

          Instead, the Culver plant shut its doors July 14, 2000, leaving it vacant for the next few years, though several individuals and entities in Culver worked vigorously to facilitate a new tennant occupying the space

        Elkay aka Medallion Cabinets



      ___ Mill ST. - Culver street garage
        1976 - back building and lot
        1994 - Jan 19 - front building & lot pruchased from McGill's
          Water tower built about 2005


      514 W. Mill St. 5.67 acres
        Everett E. and Catherine Easterday - farm land

        1979 - Shirt Shed Inc

        Marshall Eletric

        1991 - Aug. 1992-1998 - DW Wallcovering

          the building saw new life when D.W. Wallcovering moved from Starke County to Culver. D.W. had outlets in South Bend and Warsaw as well, and was a Christian-owned (by David Weinberg) business whose workday started with a collective staff prayer. The company relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.
        2002- present - Portside Marina; Heinman & Bailey LLC
          Tom Heineman, who had come to Culver in 1985 to work at the Culver Marina, partnered with fellow Marina worker Glenn Bailey to launch Portside Marina, renting out the 8,000 square foot building. By that fall, with 75 boats in its care, Portside had well exceeded its goal of maintaining 50 boats, and the crew winterized over 250 boats that same year. By 2003, Portside had begun selling pontoon and ski boats, and manufacturing piers, eventually purchasing the property -- as demands for storage space increased -- that autumn.


    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

    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 ] Evil Czech Brewery Shawn Erikson, brewery manager; George Peske, Owner
    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. [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 Farm
      The former house & barns on the hill and also a airplane hanger was just west of where Tampa St. T's into Main St. yjere appears to still be 2 outbuildings on the property

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


    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...






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