110 North Main 1897-1921
||The area of what today is 110 N. Main St., the K. P. buliding built in 1922. clicking on picture will enlarge for more detail.|
The History of the building and lot can be found on :
|A view looking north - clicking on picture will enlarge for more detail.
||1897 - June 25 - Henry Speyer
was appointed postmaster at Culver the 14th inst,, and has already forwarded his bonds to
Washington for approval. |
He will at once erect a 10x24 building between the furniture store and K. of P. block, and
will take charge of the office about July 1st., with Miss Alice Shultz as first assistant deputy.
To say that we are pleased over the fact that the office will so soon pass into other bauds
is putting it rather mild, for there is a possibility that under the new regime our mails may be
handled with some regularity, and our subscribers receive the papers we enter at the post
office the same month
Mr. Speyer has had several years of experience and knows just what is necessary to conduct an
up to date post office
1899 July 14 - A new awning now adorns the post office building.
1897 - July 30 - After a long wait, the glass fronts and doors for the new post office have arrived
and are already placed inposition and present quite a metropolitan appearance
1907 - Culver Post Office
moves to 101 N Main St.
1908, Jan 9-May 15 - Henry Pecher has moved his
into the old post office quarters
|1908 - October 8 - Ray and Earl are fitting up the old post office building for
a restaurant. The wooden awning has been removed from the front of the building repainted.
1909 - Jun 10 - Ray Poor is fitting up the old post office room preparatory to occupying it with
1909 - Aug 26 - New Millinery Line - Having had several year's experience in the milinery business,
I will, after September 1 place on sale a complete line of up-to-date Millinery in the old post office
romm, Culver. Your patronage is solicited. - Estella Pontius
1914 - 'Milly' assuming meaning millinery as shown on the 1914 sanborn map.
1914 - Jan 22 - After Jan. 22 my stoe will be closed until about March first
at which tim I will return with the most correc styles in spring millinery. -
1915 - millinery Store - Estella Pontius
1915 - Dec 30 - ... Mis Pontius; Millinery Store are damaged by Flames
The second fire occurred at 2 o'clock Christmas afternoon in Estella Pontius
millinery store, in the rear room of which Miss Pontius had forgotten to
disconnet an eletric ironing press previous to leaving for Plymouth on the
This room was badly damaged, and its contents consisting of trimmings and
The fire also reached the front room, but the damage there was chiefly to the
stock, of which the room was full, and which the smoke and water nearly
As in the Hewes fire the company kept the flames from getting to the outside
of the building.
The brick building
occupied downstairs b y the Speyer store and upstairs by the
Knights of Pythias
adjoinded on the south and the
Easterday's two story frame building is next on the north.
The one-story building occupied by Miss Pontius is owned by Henry Speyer.
There was not insurance on it, the policy having recently expired and by an
oversight had not been renewed.
The damage to the building is at least $100. Miss Pontius's stock was insured for
$700, but this will not cover the loss, she says
It seems that she did not re-stock and open as this quip is found
1916 - May 4 - Miss Estella Pontius who has charge of the art department of one of
the b ig stores in Aurora, Ill., spent a happy Sunday in Culver with her people in the
and mext she is found mentioned in 1917 as being manager of the
19_-1921 Byrd Electrical Shop
1935 - april 24 - The exterior of a new workshop is almost completed at the rear of the
E. O. Byrd
residence and the interior will be completed in a few days.
1921 - Oct 19 - The Easterday Building on Main Street has been razed. The Byrd electrical shop, the old
post office, is following suit.