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

West Terrace Subdivision  





It is part of the area the area between Academy drive, Lake Shore Dr. (St. Rd. 17), St. Rd. 10 West and the Academy grounds. The subdivision is in the lime green.

Just when this was purchased by the academy is unknown - but I do know that it possibly was before 1960; I can barely remember it being farm land.

This area was developed probably as early as 1957-1959 when the Epley Auditorium was being constructed. the Dillon family owned it and I remember it being a just a farm field. What really was grown in it I can not remember. I have vague vision of my father standing in a wagon - possibly hay, as you could look out the living room windows of the little white house on the northwest corner and see the area.

Its history by the plat maps is:
    1880 I. N. Morris
    1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A. (East portion)
    1898 - Lewis C. Dillon 1908 - Lewis C. Dillon
    1922 - Lewis C. Dillon
    1948 - Mildred Dillon
    1956 - Mildred Dillon
      1957 - May 8 - The CUlver League of Womene Voters will lmeet with Mrs. Martin Uebel, 199 West Terrance Parkwya....

      1957 - Jun 26 - Feverish Activity at the Academy's ne West Terrace addition has caused much speculation as to just what give. With five new excavations and sever connections being laid we endeavored to ferret - out just what was going on.

      1957 - Jul 3 - Last week's rains flooded basement all over town but the worst was where water off the clay banks at West Terrace ran across Academy ROad and in a stream of creek proportions flooding WInfield Behmer's radio and Television repair shop and filled the basement of his apartment nexr dooe with seven feet of silt and water. ENough to make any householder leave home.


    1959 - Oct 21 - Highway Detour Through Town - Entrance to town at the north city limits on ROt 17 near Academy Road was impossible today because of street repairs and ecxcavation. Morotists who didn't beliece the detour sign at 10 and 17 had to use the bumpy and dusty new stree through the new residential addition.

    1960 - Mildred Dillon
      The plat book enteries has to be wrong I think the Academy purchased before this date as they were moving houses onto the lower acerage of it about 1947 from the campus of the Academy and then from the area of where the now Eppley Auditorium is about 1957-1958 as the auditorium was completed in 1959. 1960 - MAr 16 - Weather permitting, Ted and Frieda CLarno will break ground for their new ranch home of West Tearrace any day now.

      1960 - Aug 24 - The Art Hughes are bulding a new home in the West Terrace section. It should be completed this fall.

      1961 - Mary 24 - It was house raising time again on West Terrace whe the Chick Owen's new house mushroomed into being overnight.
    1962 - Mildred Dillon
      This is wrong I think the Academy purchased before this date as they were moving houses onto the lower acerage of it about 1947 from the campus of the Academy and then from the area of where the now Eppley Auditorium is 1957-1958 as the auditorium was completed in 1959.

      1962 - Jun 6 - The Gollnicks broke ground recently for their new home in West Terrace.
    1963 - Culver Educational Foundation
    1967 - Culver Educational Foundation
    1968 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1972 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1974 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1976 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1978 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1979 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1981 - Culver Educational Foundation
      Part of this shows as being within the coporation limits of the town of Culver.
    1978 - Culver Educational Foundation


The southeast corner was also farm land owned by Dillon's and the Academy purchased this land first from the Dillons and then subsequent property up until the mid 1960's. Eventually through the years up into the 2000's the Academy finaly was acquired most of the Dillon property tho it was under differnt ownership than the Dillon family when acquired.

There were no buildings on it. Nipsco substation I am assuming would be the first developement there - followed by the subdivision there now. It is the area between Academy drive, Lake Shore Dr. (St. Rd. 17), St. Rd. 10 West and the Academy grounds.
    1880 I. N. Morris
    1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A. (East portion)
    1898 - Lewis C. Dillon 1908 - Lewis C. Dillon
    1922 - Lewis C. Dillon
    1927 - NIPSCO SUb-station 1927 - August 3 Sub-station of Northern Indiana Public Service Company is finished at Behmer corner. - Culver Citizen
It is where some of the houses that were on the lakefront were moved to from the area in and around the Eppley Auditorium and Culver Inn (Huffington Library today) and the Culver Inn Motel. This began probably as early as 1947 being moved to another location within the campus area and continued on and off as the academy expanded during those years; another major move of houses located on the campus occured during the years 1957-1958 when the Eppley Auditorium was constructed.






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