1930 East Shore Drive
|Section 27 - 264.35 acres -
James F. D. Lanier
Section 27 Lot 1 - 49.70A
Section 27 Lot 2 - 34.31A
Sect 27 Lot 3 _.31A
Section 27 Lot 4 - 40A
of Jefferson county, Indiana on 30 June 1837 was issued the
the East half
of Section twenty; Fractional Section of Twenty One; Fractional Section of Twenty
Seven and Fractional section of Twenty eight containing 793 32/100 acres.
1876 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak]
1880 - L. T. Van Shoiack [Louden T. Van Shoiak] 105.80
The Van Schoiack Farmhouse is incorporated in the present Miller cottage.
Part of the Van Schoiack farm was subdivided as “Sea Beach Place” around
1911 - Sep 7 - The Van Schoiack farm of 207 acres is to be sold on Sept. 16
in whole or in parcels. The property includes 24 lake fronts lots.
?? A. R. Shroyer Cottage???
402 East Shore Road - Mrs Emil Keller
1919 numbering system
1924 - Apr. 1930 Mrs. E. F. Keller, formerly of Logansport but now of
Los Angles, California has opened her cottage and will remaun here for
the month of May
1925 - Dec 16 - Frances C. Keller
etal to Mary L. Henrdicks Lot 1 on L
ake front Sec 26 Union, $6,500
1935 - Dec 16 - Mary L. Hendericks to Isabel R. Isabel R. Brewer,
Lot 1 lake fornt Union, $6.500
1926- Frederick Albert
& Isabelle Gordon (Rutter) Brewer
1926 - Mar. 31 - Mr. F. A. Brewer, of Chicago, who bought the Keller cottage on the
east side of the lake is planning on building a three car garage and remodeling the
cottage, W. have sold the material - an ad of J. O. Ferrier Lumber & Co.
1928 - Jul 18 - Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brewer, and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brewer, Jr. of CHicago
will spend this week-end with Mr. and Mr and Mrs. F. A. Brewe and daughter Betty at
ther cocttage 402 East Shore Road.
Culver Citizen - 4 June 1930 - - $12,000 fire ruins Brewer lake cottage
Water Hard To Get
New Community Fire Truck Gets Severe Work-out on East Side FIre
The recently remodeled summer home of F. A. Brewer on the east side of Lake
Macinkuckee was completely destroyed by fire last Saturday night. It is estimated
that rhe loss is about $12,000, the major portion of which is covered by
insurance. The loss on the house is about $8,000, it is said, and the balance on
persoonal property and furnishings
The caus remains in doubt, but it has been stated that an electic wall plug on the
sleeping porch had been causing troughle and it was on this porch that the flames
were first seen, giving rise to the supposition that a short circuit started the flames.
The house was an old one and burned rapidly. By the time the fire department
arrived the flames had considerable headway and gained still more when the
department experienced difficulty reachin ght lake with the pumper.
On Friday several members of the department had fone over the East Side
discussing where to reach the lake at different points. The only place they couldn't
figure a way of reaching the water was in the vicinity of the Brewer cottage, due
to the high bank of considerable length
WHen the department arrived on the scene Saturday night they attempted to
reach the fire from the stream flowing past the Edwards cottage, but the
distance was too far and the hose would not reach. It was then decided that
the F. E. Gates coattage was the only other possibliity and this proved
successful although the pumper was pulling at a greater height than is
considered possible. The 41 feet of suction hose just reached the watter and for
over two hours the pumper kept a stream going through the 1,000 feet
All attention was given to saving the Judah and Flannigan cottages, which
flanked the flaming building and the gargae in the rear. These were saved
without any damage.
ALl of the furnishings on the first floor were saved, but none was brought out
on the seconf story, which accounted for a large loss of personal property.
The house had been recently remodeled and improved extensively.
It was being occupied by Mr. Brewer, who had been ill for several weeks, his
daughter and a school firend.
The fire brought out the need of more hose and other equipment to give
ample protection to all cottages.
The contour of the lake front makes it necessary to carry what will be surplus at
most fires, but is needed when such fires as the Brewer one break out.
1930 - Aug. 6 - Brewers in Colorado -- ...On the 29th of May when fire leveled out
lake place to the grounf we had just finished painting and fixing preparatory to
spenfing a enjoable summer of Maxinkuckee, but the fates had it written
differently for us... We have accumulated some ideas for the rebuilding of our
place at the lake.
1931 - May 12 - Wanted to rent: COttage on East Shore Road for summer.
Please send communications to F. A. Brewer, North Shore Hotel, Ecanston, Il.
1932 - Mr and Mrs. F. A. Brewer of CHicao have opened their new cottage
for the next few months.
1942 - Jun 17 The F. A. Brewer cottage on the East Side was struck by
lightning during the storm Thursday morning. The roof and a bathroom
were damaged but no fire was started and no one was injured.
March W. Haynes
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