THROW BACK THURSDAY: the Manor Market fire 30 years ago

Jeff Kenney
Citizen editor

30 years ago, on Dec. 28, 1985, the Maxinkuckee Village lost one of the last vestiges of its formerly active business community, the Manor Market at the northeast corner of East Shore Drive and 18B Road, to fire.

The market, known in the 1930s as Van’s, changed its name to R & J circa 1947. Apartments were also added, of the same name. In 1964, the store became Manor Market. Firemen were unable to save either structure, at 1355 East Shore Drive, in the wintertime fire in 1985, and the location remains a vacant lot today.

These photos come from a collection of pictures from the Culver fire department's collection, which they allowed the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver to digitize. That collection can be viewed online here: