214 E. Jefferson
believe the could of also bore the address of 200 E. Jefferson at one time -
1887 - Nathaniel "Than" Gandy was a businessman and a pioneer of Marshall County. His family
had moved to the county in 1846, when they began farming in Union Township. Nathaniel was born in that year. He helped on the farm
until enlisting in the 33rd Indiana Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, Company F, and served in the Civil War. He was honorably discharged as
the war ended and came back home to agriculture. In 1887, he sold the farm and opened a livery establishment. In 1897, he disposed of
the business to give himself some independence. He was known for his unfailing morality
Nathaniel Gandy Retires having sold out his interests in the
barns here to his partner, Mr. Abram Hayes, the transaction occurring Saturday, the 27th July 1897 and in retiring feels that
he has left the business in good hands as no more conscientious or honorable men than Hayes and Son can be found
1898 - Jan - 21 Stable Your Horses.
‘‘These cold davs test a man’s inhumanity. The humane man blankets the horse he leaves standing out
in the cold, while he is comfortable by the fire.” says an exchange- “But a trip around town any cold day will
disclose a numberof faithful animals shivering in the icy blasts, because their owners are either too cruel, too
stingy or too neglectful to care for them as they deserve. If the law on this subject was enforced some
people’s eyes would be opened.”
The above reminds us that Than Gandy, the up to date liveryman of Culver, has commenced the erection
of a large addition upon his barn, in order to give those humane citizens who desire to protect their horses
from the stinging blasts of winter the opportunity to staiile them for the small sum of 10 or 15 cents, vith
hay thrown in. The stables will be so arranged that both horses and vehicles will be sheltered from the
storm. Mr. Gandy is an enterprising man and no farmer should think of leaving his team exposed to the
elements when shelter is provided so cheaply. Show me a man that is merciful to a dumb animal, and I
will show you a man that Is a good citizen, a good neighbor and an everlasting friend
1898 - N. Gandy's Livery - was mentioned as being North of the Geller Sawmill & drying sheds that
burned April 1898
There was terrible excitement in town as it looked as though the whole city could easily be wiped off the face of the
earth, as Gandy’s livery barn was in direct line with the fire, and as the cinders were flying in every direction it was greatly
feared that the barn would ignite, but prompt and active measures prevented it.
Had this barn taken fire the show for saving the town would have been very slim.
1898 - Oct 7 - Enoch Mow took possession of the Gandy livery barn last Saturday. He left Saturday evening for Koval
Center where he wili make preparations to move his family lo this place.
In book 5 of the Chattel Mortgages is found:
|Chattel Mortgages Book 5 Marshall County, Indiana |
|Mortgagor ||Mortgagee ||Date ||Amount ||Description |
|McLane, Frank & Co. ||Gandy, Nathaniel ||14 Mar. 1899 || 90.00 ||Horse, 2 harnesses, carriage, 3 buggies, wagon |
1901 - Mar 3 - We understand that Henry Speyer will thoroughly overhaul and repair the livery barn occupied by McClane
& Co., in the near future
|The building as it was in 1901.
1904 - Jan 21 Public Auction. - If you have stock of any kind or anything of value to sell bring it to McLane’s livery stable, Culver. I
will conduct a public sale each Saturday during the winter, beginning at 2 o’clock p. m. Charles Bauers, Auctioneer. &nnbsp;
||On the 1906 Sanborn Map it is labeled as Mc Lane & Co. Livery |
| Shown as 'Livery on the 1914 Sanborn Map
1904 - Oct 27 - McLane Brothers are building a new 36x80 foot barn. It is to have a solid cement foundation and be modern in all its equipments. The
barn is being erected east of their present location and as soon as completed their livery stock will be moved into their new quarters.
It will be an ideal livery stable.
1904 - Dec 15 - McLane Brothers have moved their livery stock into their new barn, and are now comfortably situated
with plenty of room anil other conveniences.
|This photo clearly shows the name McLane & Co. Livery & Feed. and shows a team of horses in the doorway, along with a
horse and buggy out on the street.
1916 - May 11 - Frank
McLane have traded their horse livery barn
and stock to W. V. Holland for a 65-acre farm 4 1/2 miles northeast of South Bend. The McLanes have been in the liverv
business in Culver for about 20 years.
1919, Feb 5 - J. O. Ferrier has sold the old McLane livery stable to Clarence Holler and Clifford Wade for
$1,200. The building will be used as a garage.
Garage - 19__-1921 - Clifford Waite
||Labeled as "Lumber' on the building it self on the 1924 Sanborn Map and further information below it appears as follows:
Culver Lumber & Cement Products Yard|
|Labeled as "Lumber" and further information below it appears as follows:
Culver Lumber & Cement Products Yard on the building it self on the 1924 Sanborn Map
In boigraphical information on M. R. Cline and his buisnesses it was said that the Culver Lumber &
Cement Products Yard - WWII years but by the Sanborn map enteries we can see that this was the location of this
business since sometime before 1924
M. R. Cline Builders Store the business site was at East Jefferson Street
where the firm has been located since 1908 except during the World War II years when it was
Cline Lumber Yard Office Empty
Hand's Soft Water - 1946/7-1 Oct. 1958
1958 September 24 Earl D. Overmyer buys Don Hand's Soft Water Service Effective Oct 1, the
ownership and management of Hand's Soft Water Service will be transfered to Earl D. Overmyer.
Mr. Hand notes he has been teaching for the past two years and he feels the quality of his
service to customers has suffered as a result. He thanks customers for thier loyal service
over the past 12 and half years, especially those who helped get "over the hump" during the
difficult years of 1950-51.
Overmyer Plumbing & Heating - 1952, Earl Dean Overmyer
Culver OK Rubber Welders - 1952
Snyder's Chevrolet sales
1955-1961 Lester Synder & Jay Snyder
|The building as it appeared in the 1950's, 1960's and maybe into the 1970's
Marshall County Lumber Co. abt Sep 1961 - ?
Skip Kiel states: I knew this building very well. I remember when the Snyder's owned and operated
their dealership out of it. When they moved out it was taken over by Marshall County Lumber Co.
I worked for Marshall County Lumber for 6 years. We referred to it as the Cline Building. The reason
that I remember it so well is I was standing in the doorway when I heard that John F. Kennedy had
May 1996 empty
|| The last photo of the building is is sad state of disrepair probably just before tie was razed in 1996
this quip is found:|
1996 May 8 - The building on East Jefferson Street that once served as a livery barn and later
as a lumber company was torn down
Erection of the Bayside Condominiums, whose construction began in 2003 and was completed in 2005 by Construction Management and Design of Plymouth