Culver Studio info plaque
I have seen reference to “Culver Opera House” in Lewistown which later became the B&H grocery store. My uncle, Lee Blaine, was a co-owner of that store AT 114 E. Main. He and his wife, Ruth Marshall, died in 1966. Lee’s and Ruth’s parents homesteaded near Valentine in 1915, having come west from Zion, Illinois. They moved into town there at Lewistown in 1917. Lee and Ruth also owned and operated the B&B Motel at 520 E. Main. Is the Culver Studio the same building as the Culver Opera House built by photographer William Culver?
I am not sure. The studio did not look big enough to be an opera house so it may be a different place.