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

18550 St. Rd. 10  

The little white house that stood on this corner was tore down in the late 1970's to early 1980's My parents (Alvin R McKee & Reba D (Emery) McKee lived there from about 1953/4 to 1959/60; dad was a farm hand for the Dillon's

The layout then - the black circles is approximately where the house stood; the 3 divided ares to the west the south square contained a raspberry patch; the middle area was our garden area ; there was a walk way between the two houses about midway between the garden area from the back door of the white house to the Dillion house on the north they had the garen area to the north of ours between the two houses.; the last north square had farm machinery sheds on it

It is doubtfull that this was the lay out of the property back then
and others lived there also among them Carey & Katie Cummins.

Mom and dad never took photos of us nor the places we lived - it was almost as if were were not to exist and I doubt if mothers sister took any that should the whole house and total surroundings of the outside.

It was of bunglaow type, the living room and dining room was on the south the 2 bedrroms were to the north with a bath in between. The kitchen was the wideh of the house on the west end; it had a full attic/sleeping room above the entire wideth and length of the house. The was a cement patio hat spaned the wideth of the house on the west side with a back door wich sat more or less in the north half of the house; and with an outside entrance to the basement (believe their was an entrance to the basement which was combine with the strairway to the upstairs off the kitchen in the southwest corner; there was a small open stone entrance/proch on the southest of the house for the front door. There were two pine trees in front of the porch. There was about 2 foot stone wall that surrounded the properety from the side walk to the front door on the west and to the north to the propery line. Remnants of this stone wall is still in existence today.

Of this house - this is found -
    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.

    The house was razed soemtime in the early 1970's

The history of ithe lot is:

. Section 16 - 500.90A 1835 Original Survey
Section 16 c. 1837 500.90A (North shore town and academy)

1872 - Section. 16
    Est. of I N Morris 105 A ( also 80 A)
    J. Duddleson - 30.60A & 10A
    T. Houghton 90A.
    J. Houghton Acreage not stated
    J ___ name illegible 4A
    G. A. Durr 10A
    Lot no name no acreage stated
    G. A. Durr 5A? - res (Lot 2 3A & 3A)
    Dr. Durr No amount Stated lots as if to be 2 large
    L D W [Lorenzo W. Wiseman]

1876 - J. Castleman - 190A

1876 Section 16
    1850-1876 I. N. Morris 175/185a   [Isaac N. Morris] - 185 A

1880 North Section 16 - 500.90 Acres Town
    I N Morris 185.34
    B. W. Watt 15.50A
    LakeView Club 15A
    J Duddleson 109.31A
    Tho. Houghton 90A.
    J. E. Houghton 19.60A
    E Parker 27 A

1898 - Section 16
    L. C. Dillion - 10A, 99.31A, 79.76, 75.60A
    T. Houghton 89A
    A. Roughton
    E. Duddle(son) 9.60A
    E. Morris 21.49A/Morris Lake Front Plat
    T. H. & L RRR Lake View Club 15 A.
    J. J. Bryant
    Incorporated Limits of Culver


1922 Plat Section 16
    Lewis C. Dillion 238.28
    Wm H. Houghton 87A

1956 Plat map Section 16
    Mildred Dillon 126A & 92A
    Ida Dillon 48A
    Leonard Hoffman 19A
    unlabeled 5A
    unlabeled 9A unlabeld - upper northwest corner George Hopple

The way it was before 1957-1958. In the background is a view of the Dillion property on the south side of State Road 10 where the Culver Storage Units, the now empty motorcycle shop and the Ten Spot, now empty also is. The houses on the horizon is college Avenue homes.

1961 Plat map Section 16
    Mildred Dillon 126A & 92A (Dillon Property)
    Ida Dillon 48A
    L. H. (Leonard Hoffman) 19A
    unlabeled 5A
    unlabeled 9A

1981 Plat map Section 16
    Culver Educational foudantion 112.2A Arthur Dillion Jr. 88.4Aetal -
    Leonard Hoffman
    Lutheran Trinity Church
    2 unnamed subdivisions
    Maxinkuckee Highlands (1st & 2nd)
    unlabeled northwest corner 5.95A - George Hopple (1959)
      Now divided down as:3.88A , 0.86A,1.21A

1979 - Oct - Also under construction is new bowling alley, being built by Camelot Universal Corp.
This is located near the location of State Roads 10 and 17 across from Maxinkuckee Home Supply, ccording to Jim Sarna, part owner of the operation, they are trying for a late November opening of eight lanes and plan on a 14-lane alley on completion - Thursday, October 11, 1979

?-1982-1984-? - Camelot Bowling Lanes and Skating Rink Camelot Bowling Lanes and Skating Rink built by James J. Sarna

198_ - Sat empty

1987-1988- Julie Mae's Restaurant, Game Room & Bowling Alley - Don & Julie Mae Neidlinger
    The had the Bowling alley at 620 Lake Shore Dr. till it burnt - shortly after they built a small building that housed an Ice Cream & Sandwich shop

1988-1989 Culver Lanes & the 11th Frame Lounge - Don Neidlinger
    Then converted the game room into a bar/Lounge called the 11th Frame Lounge. the Neidlingers got a divorce and Don ran it for awhile afterwards before selling out.

    Camelot Bowling Lanes the Dairy Delight out to that location and opening a full kitchen and renaming the business.

1989-1992/3 ? Culver Lanes & the 11th Frame Lounge -Oszuscik's
    Two brothers Steve & ? Oszuscik's who were semi-professional bowler and interested in bowling bought it and ran it for a couple of more years.

' 199_ Aug 2000- Oszuscik Properties - from mid 1990's sat empty
    The Bowling alley torn down and removed Aug. 2000 pavement was doone later but was gone as of March 2001. All that's remaining is the original stone wall that existed back in the 1950's when I lived there as a kid.

Aug. 2000- Feb 2008 - Michael J & Susan E Sheskey (Split property)
    .017 A of land was deeded to the state of Indiana by Nov. 2008

Feb 2008 - 2015 Michael J & Susan E Sheskey empty lot. 2.073A

2021, Jan - Susan E Trustee - this reflects both parcels the L-shaped whas the white house (18550 SR 10) & also MSMM Proptried, LTD at 1940 E SHORE DR & 1954 E SHORE DR

ACREAGE: 2.073 AUDITOR DESC: BEG N R/W SR 10 & W R/W LN SR 17 TH N1-2-W 115' TH N87-38W 222.4' TH N1-2W 276.8' ETC EX

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