620 Lakeshore Drive
||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
||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
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
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
189_ - 189_ Nussbaum & Mayer
From the April Town Board minutes - April 1896
Be it also futhere rememberd that on motion which was duly seconded and carried it was ordered to
serve a notice on Nussbaum & Mayer for the construction of a side walk along the south end of the
lot owned by the saind Nussbaum & Mayer in out lot No 5 Culver City, (formerly Marmont) Indiana
|1898 - Section 16
L. C. Dillion - 10A, 99.31A, 79.76, 75.60A
T. Houghton 89A
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
||1900 - Evermans' Biological Survey|
|1908 - Appears to be empty lot
|1922 - Dry Goods
1921-1923 - Recreaction Hall - Samuel J. Lenon
|1924- Listed as 'S'
|| 620 Lakeshore Dr. - "S"|
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.
This building bordered the tavern building door and their was a 20" gap between the two buildings;
the east wall was a shared wall between the Coffee Shop it is said that this wall was of thick paper and
not of sheet rock or drywall or another type of fire retardant material.
1938 - Oct 5 - Opens Recreation Room - Claude McDonald has opened the recreation room
opposite the dept, having rented the building from Arthur Simpson. Mr. McDonald is moving
here with his family from Boswell, Indiana, and will occupy the Mattox flat above the Citizen
1940- Sep 4 - New Front Placed on Recreation Building An attractive new
front has been placed on the McDonald Recreation Hall opposite the
depot. The door has been relocated, allowing a better arrangement of the
1943 - Oct 27 - Sells Bowling Alley
Claude McDonald has sold the Lake Shore Recreation Hall to
Joseph Schweidler, the new owner taking over Thursday night.
Mr. McDonald is contemplating opening a bowling establishment at Kingsford
Hieghts , but plans have not been completed.
Mr. Schweidler is not stranger to the bowling business having operated
alleys in Lafayette for several years.
1944, May 10-1945 - Dec 4 - Culver Recreation Hall - Lake Shore Drive (Opposite Depot)
1944 - May 10 - Emil Ruhnow has purchases bowling alleys of Joe Schweidler.
1944 - Jun 14 - Emil Ruhnow, proprietor of the Recreation Hall has bought the Baker house
on Baker street.
1946 - Jan 9 - Last week Jack Kowatch and his brother Ed purchased the bowling alley
from Emil Ruhnow
1946 - Oct 9 - Buys Bowling Alley Jerome Zechiel Jr. has purchased the Lake Shore Recreation Hall
of Jack and Edward Kowatch
1947-1951 Jul - Lake Shore Recreation -
Jerome "Zeke" Zechiel
It is said part of the original alley's came from the bowling Alley that was a part of the Kruezberger
Saloon and the remainader from a bowling Alley located in Logansport.
1951 -Jul 30 - Jerome Zechiel, who has operated the Lake Shore bowling alleys for the past
five years, sold the business July 23 to George Robinson of South Bend.
||1951-1953, May 23 - Lakeshore Recreational Hall - Bowling - George Robinson
1951 - Jul. 25 - George Robinson New Owner of Lake Shore Recreation Bowling
The transfer of ownership of the Lake Shore Recreation bowling allers was effected Monday
of this week, Jerome J. Zechiel, who has operated the establishment for the past five years
The new owner is George Robinson of South Bend.
Interior repairs and decoration of the Lake Shore were started this week by new owner who
purchased the business building and a home on State street.
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and their four children are planning to movr to Culver
Mr. Zechiel's plans for the immdiate future are indefinite.
|1953 May 23-late 1977 - Lake Shore Lanes "Bowling Alley" James C. &
Mary A. (Banks) Dewitt
When they took over everything was manual to setting the pins to returning the balls to the
players. improvements over the years brought automated pins potters in 1959.
||A Lakeshore Lanes matchbook cover pre 1965 as it still had the "VI" as the
prefix instead of numbers "842"
|Remodling the grill area in 1969; and in 1969 installing new lanes and pin spotterrs
and well as an outside facelift to the building. When the new lanes were installed an additional
6 feet was added to the back of the also allowing for the bathrooms located in the basement to
be brought up stairs.
In the early 1970's the fryer of the Coffee Shop up against "common" the west
wall caught fire - damage was limited to minor damges of paneling being pulled
from the common wall and was able to open the next night.
The Dewitts were recongnized for their work in maintaining a historic building
When they opened the doors in 1953 they charge 35 cents a line to bowled and
that priced remained to the day they closed their doors, as the owners.
1977 - Oct 1978 - Neidlinger Bowling Alley -
Donald R. "Don"
& Julie Mae
Mary Dewitt remained to manage and Jim came down and helped free of charge
It burned completely down on 22 October 1978, because of a new fryer. The fire call came in
around 1:45 p.m. and firefighters worked until 10 p.m., with damage estimated at $500,000.
The blaze, which was fought by Culver and several surrounding fire departments, was believed
to have started in the fryer in the kitchen.
It was briefly feared the massive blaze would devour the buildings to the west, including the
Lakeview Tavern, Hansen's, and the El Rancho Theatre. The flames were fought from the
tavern rooftop and Plymouth's snorkel lift, and Culver firemen stayed through the night to keep
the blaze from reigniting. Jack Houghton's recalls that the The tavern suffered some fire and
smoke damage also and the entire east wall had to be replaced.
? -1985 Julie Mae's Dairy Delight - Don & Julie Mae Neidlinger
1987, Mar 27-1991, Dec. 1991 - Julie Mae's Inc.
Some time about 1988/1989 The bought the
Lanes the Dairy Delight out to that location and opening a full kitchen and
renaming the business.
||1986 - ?1987 - J & B Bait & Tackle Bait Shop - 'Woody' Richard Woodward
It had opened some time before March 1986 - As I was buying the fine ice fishing line to
use as sewing thred - winding my own bobbins by hand for both the top and bottom
threads on my sewing machine - I was re-upostering Davi'ds old 1950"s style chair to to
salvage it nailing & gluing the wood back together as I went. I know all the local ice
fishermen was getting a liittle "irrated' at me or so I was told as I was buying most of the
quanity of it up - but hey it worked and it salvaged his "favoirte" chiair for another year or two.
19??? -- Gyro Shop
620 Lakeshore Drive -
Edgewater & Lakehouse