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

610 Lake Shore Dr - CUTFD Parking Lot  



Also bore the address of 604 Lakeshore Dr.

. 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


From the Logansport Daily Journal page 3 dated Aug. 27, 1882:
    All the preliminaries for the extension of the Logansport branch of the Vandalia railway to Lake Michigan have been satisfactorily adjusted, and upon compliiance with a few easy conditions the contact will be closed, and the work will be commenced and pushed to completion.

    Readers of the Journal are familiar with the route of this line to Marmont (Maxinkuckee), and will have no difficulty in following it to South Bend and the lake...
    With these advantages before them, our citizens are asked to consider one of the conditions above named, which condition is that the right of way shall be furnished free to the new line thorugh our county. The estimated cost of this right of way is from $7,000 to $10,000 and it is proposed to raise the amount by subscription. A consideraable portion of this subscription has already been secured, and a committee appointed for that purpose will make an effort to raise the remainder during the present week...


1883 - Oct 6 - The.Vandaiia railroad company commenced laying iron at Marmount a d ay or two ago, and-withln a short time the tract will be completed from Maxinkuckee lake to the Nickle Plate railroad, a distance of about three miles,- Logansport Pharos Tribune

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
    Depot
    Incorporated Limits of Culver


1900 - Evermans' Biological Survey


1908 - Appears to be empty lot
    Tho David Burns said the Charlene Hotel was located here at one time. There is no real evidience that this was a location of any hotel at anytime by the plat maps and Sanborn maps. Could it have been a name change for one of the other existing hotels of the time? Thus far there is no hotel found by that name


1922 - Appears to be empty lot


1924 - by the Sanborn fire map Appears to be empty lot

1927 - Jul 27 - Shell Oil Co. To Build Filling Station Here
    The Shell American Pertoleum Company has purchased the lot at the corner of Lake Shore and Liberty Street (sic State), which is opposite the Paramount hotel and owned by Dr. C. L. Slonaker.

    The company has also rented the next lot from Chas. Hayes and has obtained an option as well. This gives the company a 96-foot frontage.

    Work in filling in the two lots has started with George Busart awarded the contract. An up-to-date filling station will be erected, the two lots sodded and the appearance improved generally


1927 - Nov. 2- A new gasoline and oil filling station opened for business Saturday under the supervision of the Shell Petroleum Company

1929 - Jul 31 - Homer Kemple, formerly of the Academy, has accepted the position of manager of the Culver Shell Service Station.

1937 - Filling station - 604 Lakeshore Dr.

In 1924 no street/postal numbers were assigned on the Sanborn Map but on the 1937 map the street/postal numbers appeared. Many still did not use the street/postal numbers in their advertising etc. untill the late 1950's they hung on to the reference in relation of location from the depot.


1939 - 1942 - Shell Gas Station - Clifford Overmyer

1942, Nov. -1951, Oct - Shell Gas Station - L . R. Listenberger
    1942 - Nov. 18 - L . R. Listenberger is now the manager of the local Shell Service Station, near the depot, formerly owned by Clifford Overyer.

    1948 - Sep 15 - Shell to Build Super Service Station Here
      Work has been started on the erection of a new super station by the Shell Oil Company at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and State St., the site of its present station

      The building will be about 39 by 53 feet with all the facilities of a modern super service station.

      The building will have a glazed tile finsih on the exterior. It is expecter that the structure will be completed within 60 days.

      In the meantime, L. l. Lestenberger, manager, will have his office in temporary quarters and continue to serve the motoring punlic during the time the construction work is being done.


    1948 - Dec 29 - L R Listenbarger manager of the new Shell service station anounnces plans for grand opening

1951, Oct -1952, Feb. - Shell Service Station - Paul Begin
    Paul Begin Purchases Shell Filling Station

    Paul Begin has taken over the management of the Shell filling station on Lake Shore Drive

    R. L. Listenberger who has operated the business since November 1942, sold the business ro Mr. Begin during the past week. Transfer of ownership took place yesterday morning

    In an announcement elsewhere in today's citizen, Mr. Listenberger espresses his apprecationf to customers for the patronage and commends the new manfer, Mr. Begin.


Feb. 1952 -1957     Shell Gas Station Henry D. Winkler
    1952 - February 6 – Veteran Nickle Plate Agent Buys Service Station

    H. D. Winkler, veteran Nickle Plate agent at Hibbard, has resigned his position with the Railroad company and has purchased the Shell Service Station here from Paul Begin.

    The transfer of ownershipt was effected on February 1.

    Mr. Winkler, who has been a member of the Nickel Plate staff for 13 years, has had broad experinece in auto mechanics. He serves as an instructor in the auto mechanics cours at the Acasemy

    He is a past master of the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge

    Mr. Begin had operated the service station for the past four month having purchased the business from R. L. Listenberger.

    This is Henry D. Winkler and about 1958-1959 or earlier purchased a lot out on St. Rd. 10 and opened a Auto repair shop there.


A 1952 advertisement in the Culver phone book lists Shell Fuel Oils on Lake Shore Drive under the Klein & Klein name

Jan 16, 1957 Henry Winkler announced the sale of the Shell Station to Phill Wallstead; saying he was going to devote all his time to be in the Town clerk
1957, Jul 23 1957 - Phil and Joe's Shell Service Lake Shore Drive
    Huge Elephant Takes Over At Phil and Joe's

    Phil and Joe's Shell Service Lake Shore Drive operated by Phil Wallstead and his brother-in-law, Joe Topping, promoted their big grand opening last Friday and Saturday largely through a full-page ad in the Citizen

    The result were almost colossal as "Little Babe", the 8,000-pound elephant that journeyed to Culver from the winter circus headquarters at Peru for the enjoyment of youngsters and grown-ups alike.


    Almost 700 cars were customers of the service station during the two-day carnival

    A prominent Republican observed: "Did you notice that they always use an elephant to promote a worthwhile event - never a jackass". Everybody thought this was a pretty funny remark except a raft of kids who arrived aster the cotton candy ran out. - 24 Jul 1957 - citizen


?1962-1964, Jan - Phil's Shell Service Station - Phil Wallstead -

1964, Jan - ? Shell Service Station - Winfred C. Hansen; Dale Bennett, Assistant

1967 1968 - Jackson Service Center - Dick Woodward, Mgr. An ad on Aug 10, 1967 places this at 604 Lakeshore.
    Dick Woodward Manager of Newly-Opened Mobil Gas Station

    Dick Woodward, 111 South Slate Street, is the manager of the newly-opened Jackson Service Center, located at 604 Lake Shore Drive, adjacent to the El Rancho Theatre.

    Owned by Don Jackson of Plymouth, Culver's newest automobile service station, will sell Mobil products and offer mechanical work, tune ups. car wash, and the usual line of services.

    This new business establishment has been com pletely redecorated in the traditional Mobil colors of light blue, navy blue, white, and red.

    Mr. Woodward has announced business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the telephone number is 842-7494. - AUGUST 10, 1967


1970 - Ray's Mobil Service

1974-1982 - Camelot Oil Inc - James J. Sarna

1979 - Feb 1 - Vem Collins. Jr., built this snowman as tall as the gas pumps at the Camelot Station on Lakeshore Drive after the heavy wet snowfall Wednesday.
1980's - Stood empty

1986 - Adler's Bait Shop - 604 Lakeshore Dr.

Note that this address reverted back to the 1937 street/postal numbers were assigned


1980's (late) - D & M Auto Repair (they were from Kewana)

1990-1 - Black Kettle Cookers - Harvey Jackson's
    They were a colored family from Delong/Leiters Ford area. They specialized in Barbecue ribs during festivals. They had plans of turning this into a permanent place for the rib business.

    Believe this was the last attempt for a business in the building before setting empty.


? - May 1995 - Tom G. McCain; again stood empty for years.

May 1995-May 1996 - James Dickie & Co.

1996 May 13 - J Dicke & Co deeded the lot over to the town of Culver and it is now used as a parking lot for the Culver Fire Department


1996 - June 12 – The town accepted a former gas station property purchased and cleaned up by James Dicke of New Bremen, Ohio


May 1996-2013 - Town of Culver - Culver Fire Department Parking.

2013 - Culver Union Township Fire Department's Honor Wall, established - dedicated July 27 - Culver Firemen’s Honor Wall ready for brick placement

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