640 Lake Shore Dr.
|This building was formed from a combination of the Express Office
Lakeshore Drive) and the
(640 Lakeshore Dr.)
This shows the 2 store fronts that existed the Blue was the 'Johnson Building'
1961-1965/6, Mar - Kowatch Painting, Decorating,Plumbing, and Heating -
Jack B. Kowtach
It is believed that this actually opened as a "new office" in the Express office building
but there is no ads giving an address for it - and there is ony the 1961 phone book
availiable that would possibly have a anddress for it.
1954 - May 5 - Jack Kowatch and Sam Strang who have launched a new painting
and decorating partnership...
1954 - May 26 Kowatch & Strang Painters and Decorators Interior and
Exterior - 122 College Avenue
1960 - 6 Jan - Is found "Jack Kowatch, local build contractor, built the
Dr. Frank Ikirt
osteopathic clinic; but no formal "business name" was given.
1960 - Mar 9 - Three unused radiators have been removed from the Public Library
in preparation for redecorating by Jack Kowatch, This area will be used
for additional shelves
1961 - Not listed in the 1961 Telephone Directory
1961 - Feb 1 - ...water heater...May be seen at my new office building on
Lake Shore Drive across from Town Park in Culver, Jack Kowatch
1963 -Jul 3 - the new ranch home of the Frank Setzler's at
Shore Drive. The Kowatch Heating & Plumbing have the heating and
| Apr 18 1962 was the first "by line ad" found - as
"Kowatch Painting, Decorating, Plumbing, and Heating " and the last was
Dec 12, 1965 in joint multi-business ads supporting groups/holidays; have
not found small individual ads for these years.
There is no pictures of the Johnson Building being razed and the new one
being constructed in the Citizen; also as with the name change from
Kowatch to Bennett's there appeared no formal announcement in the
C.1965, Apr.-2012, Apr. building owner - Jack B. & Catherine L. Kowtach
|1966, Mar?.- 2009, May After - Bennett's Plumbing and Heating
Contractor LLC - Harold Leon Bennett
1966 - Mar 3 - Bennett Plumbing, Heating, Painting & Decorating - first
appearance of by line in joint multi-business ads I have scoured all
issuues to this date
|“When dad (Leon Bennett) slowed down eight years ago (2006), we agreed
to buy him out, the three of us: Cindy Carter, myself (Trent Bennett)), and Todd
Bennett. Dad was still working in the company until two years ago (2012). He was
the marketing arm; he was very personable. And guys in town would always pressure
me to come back to town. We decided to make it work... - Mar 12, 2012"
1986 & 1987 Cindy Bennett Carter & Jackie Brown had CJ's Country Clutter in a Corner of
1989/1990 Bennett's bought out the
from Dan Shively
||after 2009, May-2017 - Bennett's Contracting, LLC.-
Trent L. Bennett/Todd Bennett/Cindy (Bennett) Carter, President,|
2015 - Todd Bennett working for the company in early 2015.
Tho the building is "one" and sits on both lots because of structural changes
through the years the lots remain seemed to be listed as seperate
?-c1965, Apr.-2012, Apr. building owner - Jack B. & Catherine L. Kowtach
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