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Neighborhood Landmarks

Tippecanoe Place

Tippecanoe Place, 620 W Washington

Henry Cobb designed this Richardsonian Romanesque style mansion for Clement Studebaker.  It has forty rooms (including a ball room, library, and billiard room) and twenty fireplaces.  It now houses one of South Bend’s finest restaurants.


Copshaholm, 808 W Washington

Built in 1895-96, this Romanesque Queen Anne Style mansion was designed by the architect Charles Alonso Rich for J. D. Oliver, the owner of the Chilled Plow Works.  The house has 38 rooms and 14 fireplaces.  The building is now a museum open to the public and is part of the Northern Indiana Center for History.



Engman Natatorium

Engman Natatorium, 1100 block of W Washington

This 1922 Neoclassical Style building was a gift to the city from a South Bend businessman.  The swimming pool was segregated until 1950 when it became the last public building in South Bend to become integrated.  Since 2009 it has housed the Civil Rights Heritage Center of Indiana University at South Bend.


Progress Club, 601 W Colfax

The Progress Club of South Bend was founded in 1895 by area women who erected this building for their activities in 1928, on the site of the home of Schuyler Colfax (Vice-President to U.S.S. Grant).  The Club continues its work in support of the arts as part of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Today the building is home to the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Progress Club


Central High School

Central High School & Vocational School, 230 W Colfax

This Collegiate Gothic building was dedicated in 1913 as the home of South Bend High School. With the establishment of another High School in 1930, the name was changed to reflect its central location.  John Wooden, who went on to win ten national basketball championships at UCLA, coached at Central High for nine years.  Its last high school class graduated in 1970. The building is now an apartment/condominium complex.


Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, 1045 W Washington

The Center opened its doors to the public March of 2013, a historic building, brought back to life to serve the neighboring community by providing premier educational programming and inspiration through arts and culture.  The Center advances the arts through a variety of programs and offers opportunity for creative engagement which is building a vibrant community life through distinctive educational initiatives. The building the Center is housed in was built in 1925 as a clinic for disadvantaged children, and was formerly known to the community as the Hansel Center.


Hansel Center


South Bend Fire Station # 2

South Bend Fire Station # 2

402 Martin Luther King Drive

One of the newest additions to the neighborhood (2007), this fire station was designed to fit in with the local architecture.


South Bend City Cemetery, 214 Elm Street

This twenty-two acre cemetery was given to the city by its founders, Alexis Coquillard and Lathrop Taylor. Schuyler Colfax, the 17th Vice-President of the United States, is buried here.

South Bend City Cemetery