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

106 N. Main St.  



Dwelling - 1906 (by 1914 lot divided into 2) i would say that the property took in both 104 & 106 N. Main st.

"Neighbor" CROMLEY homestead, gone now, which stood on Main Street where RECTOR's Pharmacy is now. It was still there around 1898, as a number of people recollect, an old frame house, which sat back from the street a bit and had a yard a round it. The yard was fenced. - one townships Yesteryears  


Wednesday, March 12, 1941 Rochester Sentinel Plymouth, Ind., March 12. - ohn S. CROMLEY, age ninety-six, of Culver, last Civil war veteran of Marshall county, died yesterday of pneumonia. Born in Ohio, he moved to Culver at age ten. He operated a meat market at Culver for many years. Three sons survive.


1908 - November 19 - Three new store buildings are to be built this fall on the Porter corner.

City Meat Market - Zechiel Brothers


    1909 - Jan 14 - Easterday and Zechiel have installed their meat market in the new Porter building

    1909 - March 4, The Culver Meat Market is one of the best lighted places in town since new gas lamps were placed in the windows.

    1911 Mar 28 Robert McFarland has purchased Earl Zechiel's meat market and will take possession immediately.

    1912 APRIL 11 Charles Alexander is the new cutter in Zechiel's meat market, taking the place of Mont Foss.

    1912 - Oct 3 - The fronts of the Zechiel Meat Market, Rector's Pharmacy, and Porters' Restaurant have all received a fresh coat of white paint with green trimmings

    19 Mar 1914 - Zechiel & Elick have sold the city meat Market to W. H. Porter who takes possession next Monday Victor Elick will remain in his employ this summer.
meats - 1914  


City Meat Market - 1914 - W. H. Porter 

1920 - Mar 3 - The City meat market has again changed hands. Raymond Mikesell a former owner, has bought it. Sam Williamson, the retiring proprietory, will probably take over the duties of county surveyor which have been preformed by his deputy.

'S' 1924-1937 (Sanborn map)

1920 - Jun 20 - Raymond Miksell has sold his meat market buisness and residence property to M. H. Ewalt of South Bend and will go to San DIego, Calif., in about three weeks with a view to locatinfgthere if suited.

Ewald's Meat Market - 1 July 1920-1940 - Milton Ewald
    1922 - Mar 15 - Another Culver Merchant Locates Permanently in Main Street Property
      The W. H. Porter store building occupied by the City Meat Market was sold to M. H. Ewald last week.

      Mr. Ewald will excavate a basement underneath the building and will replace the present refigerator with a larger one containing two compartments one for holding meats in storage foe aging. A larger refrigerating machine will also be installed.

      Eventually new coutners and other up-to-date equipment will supplant the present outfit.

      Mr. Ewald's success since he became proprietor of the City Meat Market is due to his energetic methods, and his thorough knowledge of the meat buisness and of the demands of the public.


    1923 - Oct 31 - M. H. Ewald has enlarged the facilities of the City Meat Market to give room for curing and cutting meat

    April 24, 1940 A buisness transcation was completed last week whereby Paul Snyder bought the market grocery store of Milton E. ewald and took immediate possession of the store Mr. Ewald plans to stay in culver for a few weeks and them move to his farm near Syracuse.,


1937 - Jan 13 - Builds new Floor - A new hardwood floor has been laid at Ewald's Market, greatly improving the appearance of the room.

1940-1949 - Grocery-market- Paul Snyder

Betchel's Royal Blue Store - 1949 - 1952 James Betchel 

Royal Blue Store - 1952  

    1953 - Jan 7 Peter D. Lesko has purchased the Royal Blue Grocery Store and Market from James Betchel


Time frame is January 5, 1955 Gretter' purchased the Royal Blue Store and Aug 5 1959 - Aug. 5 Raymond Kline purchased the cafe building


Gretter's 1955-1977 Urban A. & Rita Gretter
    January 5, 1955 - Mr. and Mrs. Urban A. Gretter of Plymouth, who recently purchased the Royal Blue Store on North Main Street from Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lesko, reopened the establishment for business Monday morning after remodeling and alterations .


Easterday's & Gretters May 14 1958 - Citizen


Late 1970's - 1980's Multi Use
    Chuck Robeson Inc. c1977-1980's
    1979 - Back Door Botique - June Binkley - July 19, 1979 ad

    Originally opened in the back of 630 Lakesore Dr.
    UPS desk for shipping out

    Culver Citizen 1986-1987



The was tore down in the early 1990's and has become one large corner lot , it was combined with 102 & 104 N. Main






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