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

622 Lake Shore 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

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
    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


1922 - Dry Goods


A view of the Coffee Shoppe sometime during the 1920's it is assumed.


A view from left to right - theatre; last Hansen's; Lakeview tavern; bowling alley; area of Coffee shop
    The building at the extreme right is the Coffee Shoppe building which appears to be allot larger building in this picture. This would indicate that a portion of it was either torn down - or that it had burned down and was re-built at a later date.

    Others from the left to right as may would remember them are - the theater, Hansens, Lakeview Tavern and the bowling alley; which resembles the size of the buildings during the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's but the appearance drastically changed this photo is said to be c. 1922.

    Could this be the locations of F. G. Solomon's as it was located somewhere on Lakeshore Dr. during the 1920's. and has been proven to be fact by:
      Culver (Marshall County JS Bilby 1920) About 100 yards west of the railroad station at Culver on the east side of the track 325 yards east of railroad bridge 148 26 220 yards east of the switch signal for siding 80 yards south of F G Solomon's merchandise store 2.75 meters 9.02 feet east of the east and nearest rail The station and underground marks are bronze tablets set in concrete as described in notes la and 7a 1 There is no reference mark - PRECISE TRAVERSE AND TRIANGULATION IN INDIANA By CHARLES A MOURHESS Mathematician and JASPER S BILBY Signalman United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Special Publications - Google Books Result by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey - 1922


    Listed as 'S' - The Sanborn Map of 1924 and the 1937 is almost indentical for the Lakeshore business district.


    1926 - Lichtenbergers Buy East End Coffee Shop
      A business transaction has been completed during the past week where by N. A. Lichtenberger becomes the owner of the Coffee Shop and Barbeque Shop on Lake Shore Drove

      Mesdames Thessin and Simpson, former proprietors, have been highly sucessful in the enterprise but they decided they wanted out.

      Mr. and Mrs. Lichtenberger have had much experience in this work, having managed the Club House for a period and it is expected that they will also be successful in their new venture.


    1927 - Mar 16 Add state Ben Logan, prop.

    1928 - Mar 1 - Operates the Coffee Shop
      Mr. N. A. Litchenberger has taken over the operation of the Coffee Shop opposite of the depot and will run it in conjunction with the Lake View restaurant .


    1928 - Oct 21 - Harold Easterday Takes Over "Coffee Shop"
      The Coffee Shop, popular restaurant in the north part of town, will open its doors tomorrow with a new management.

      Harold Easterday will be in charge having secured the location from Mrs. E. A. Thessin.

      Mr. Easterday has been in business here before in this line and needs no introduction.


    1928 - July 11 - Mrs. Thessin Purchases Coffes Shop Near Depot

    Mrs. E . A. Thessin, purchased the Coffee Shop, which is located opposite the depot, last week from N. A. Listenberger. The interior has been redecorated and is open to the public with a regular restaurant menu besides the barbecue orders. This business is not a strange on to Mrs. Thessin as she opereated the Coffee Shop once before.

    1930 - November 5 - Mrs. Thessin Takes Over Home Cafe Near Depot
      A business transaction was completed last week whereby Mrs. E. A. Thessin, for several years proprietor of the Coffee Shop, took over the management of the Home Restaurant from Mrs. Lura Baker. Mrs. Thessin has closed the Coffee Shop. As she has had wide experience in serving the public Mrs. Thessin expects to make the Home Restaurant one of the popular eating places in Culver .


    1930 - Dec 3 - Coffee Shop Robbed of $30 Late Sunday Night
      The Coffee Shop was robbed of about $30 sometime Sunday night shortly before closing time, it is believed.

      The theft was not discovered until Monday morning.

      It is stated that the money had been placed in a hding place in the kitchen and that someone who knew the location slipped in and stole the money. No clue was lelft.

      Mrs. E. A. Thessin is the proprietor


    1931 May 27 - Buys Coffee Shop
      A deal was completed last week whereby Arthur Simpson bought the Coffee Shop of Mrs. E. A. Thessin.

      The restaurant is located opposite the depot.

      Mr. Simpson took possession Monday Morning. He plans to install a modern soda fountain and to remodel and redecorate the interior of the room.


    1931 - Dec 9 - $7,000 Fire Threatens Block
      ....The slight damage to the Simpson restaurant building which is next to Louden's, is placed at about $50 and is covered by insurance. This building is owned by Ezra Hawkins....


    622 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.


    The Coffee Shop ishared iis wall with the Lakeshore Lanes is said that this wall was of thick paper and not of sheet rock or drywall or another type of fire retardant material.

    1937 - Jul 6 - Coffee Shop Changed Owners First of Week
      The Coffee Shop opposite the depot, has been sold by Arthur Simpson to Mr. and Mrs. Garl Cultice who took possession on Sunday.

      The restaurant will now be known as "Bea's Coffee Shop


    1944 Jan 26 - Coffee Shop Sold - Mr. and Mrs. Howard Warner have sold he Coffee Shop to Mary Carouthers and Catherine Kowatch, who have taken possession

    1944 - Feb. 23 Fire in Chimney - A fire in the chimney at the Coffee Shop prompted a call for the fire department this morning No damage was done.

    1945 - Aug 8 - Coffee Shop Sold - Jack Kowatch announced the sale of the Coffee Shop to Joe Balough of South Bend. The former owenrs had operated the restaurant for over a year and a half.

    1945 - Aug 22 - Re-buys Coffee Shop - Jack Kowatch has re-purchased the Coffee Shop after being out of the business for about a week

    1945 - Jan 1946 - Jack Kowatch... Jack Rrecently sold his interest in the Coffee Shop to his sister, Mrs. James Little

    1946 - Oct 9 - Mr. and Mrs. A E. Thessin have purchased the coffee shop from James Little.

    1951 - Jun 13 - Coffee Shop to Open - The Coffee Shop will open again Sunday morning, June 17, according to Mrs. E. A. Thessin, owner

    1952 - Coffee Shop - Hagle & Triplett
      1952 - May 6 - Mrs. Tom Hagle and Mrs. Floyd Triplett are the joint proprietors of The Coffee Shop on Lake Shore Drive which opened for business this week.


    1953 - May 6 - Open Resturant -
      Mrs Tom Hagle and Mrs. FLoyd Triplett are the joint prorietors of the Coffee Shop on Lake Shore Drive which opened for business on Monday of this week.

      The restaurant, formerly owned by Mrs. E. A. Thessin, has been completely redcorated before opening.

      An add found elsewere reads
        Announcing _ The Coffee Shop is now open under new management. Completely redecorated - Clean - Attractive - Always Good tasty food at economical Prices at The Coffee Shop. Hours 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mon,. Tues, Fri, Sun. 7 a.m. to midnight Wed, Thurs, Sat. Mrs. Floyd Triplet Mrs. Tom Hagle


    1955 - Aug 24 - Jack Kowatch has sold the Coffee Shop to Joe Balough of South Bend

    1960 - 2 Mar - David Laffoons New Owners of Coffee Shop -
      Mr. and Mrs. David Laffoon of South Bend have purchased the Coffee Shop on lake Shore Dr. from Mr. and Mrs. Foyd Triplett and took over the management of the restauraunt on Monday, Feb. 22.

      The Tripletts have operated the buisness for six years [1954].

      The Lafoons and their three children, Lane, 5 1/2; Jan Elizabeth, 2 1/2; and Valerie Jean 1, have moved into the former McCafferty home on North School Street.


      Mr. Laffoon was previously employed as a postal clerk in South Bend, and Mrs. Laffoon is the fromer glenda Ames of Plymouth.

      They are members of the methodist church.


    1962 - Lavina's Coffee Shop - Lavina Triplett

    1965 - Aug 26 - Coffee Shop Under New Management
      Mrs. Pearl H. Onesti and Mrs. Virginia M. Kubish have purchased the Coffee Shop on Lake Shore Drive from Mrs. Floyd Triplet and will officially take over the management of the restaurant on Sept. 1.

      The new owners are well known in Culver as Mrs. Onesti has assisted her husband in the management of the Lakeside Grocery for the past 12 years and Mrs. Kubish has been associated with Mrs. Triplet in the restaurant. Mrs. Triplet, kriown as Lavina to her many friends, has operated the Coffee Shop for the past 12 years and stated that she now plans to w o r k at home. T

      he new owners honored Mrs. Triplet with a farewell party Saturday evening at the Coffee Shop.


    1965, Sep-1967, Aug - Pearl H. Onesti and Virginia M. Kubish

    1967, Aug.-12 Oct 1978 Coffee Shop Pearl Onesti

    1973 - Dec 13 - COFFEE SHOP BURNS
      The Coffee Shop, located across from the city park on Lake Shore Drive, experienced a fire last Wednesday that completely gutted the aged building and the apartment above.

      The fire loss has been estimated by Pearl Onesti, operator of the restaurant and occupant of the apartment above, to be over $25,000. The building and contents were not covered by fire insurance.

      Mrs. Onesti is not sure what she usiness... The windows have been boarded up, and little has been done since the fire except the salvage of silverware and other items not irrepairably damaged in the fire.

      Mrs. Onesti reports that there is much water damage to the building, in addition to the effects of the flames. As of this writing, Mrs. Onesti had not yet found a permanent place to live


    STANDING EMPTY, The Coffee Shop on Lake Shore Drive is closed following last week's fire.
    At this point in time Pearl Onesti had the restaurant re-furbished and put a brick facing on the lower half.



    The caption under the newspaper photo reads: Culver - work is progressin on Pearl Onesti's Cofffe Shop on Lakeshore Drive in Culver. The brick front is being done by David Burns in foreground with the aid of his helper, Mickey McFarland.

    Restaurant Resumes operation - - COFFEE SHOP REOPENS - Mrs. Pearl Onesti is shown at work in her newly remodled Coffe SHop, which is located on Lake Shore Drive. The Coffee Shop was closed December 5, 1973, whe fire badly gutted the interior. The extablishment reopened last Saturday , June 1st., after workman completed the extensive repairs and remodeling work on the walls and ceiling. The kitchen at the Coffee SHop was completely remodeled, but the same food food is still bein served - home cooked. - June 13, 1974
    then on 21 October 1978 it completely burned down when the bowling alley again caught fire. Fire departments from Culver , Plymouth, and surrounding communities assisted in quenching the blaze.



    and by the end of the fire all that remained of te Coffee Shop was a pile of rumble - the back wall with the back door!

    Pearl never re-built after this fire - it remained an empty lot for years.



    1978-1990's - Empty lot

    This is now has been absorbed in as a part of 620 Lake Shore Dr.

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