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Near South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Notre Dame Fieldhouse

 
 
Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
1. Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker
Inscription.  
[Main Marker]
Site of
Notre Dame Fieldhouse
where varsity and intramural athletes shook down the thunder for seventy years 1898-1968.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt
addressed a special University convocation in the Fieldhouse December 9, 1935.

The building was razed in 1983.

[Adjacent Marker]
- The Old Fieldhouse -
Birthplace of the University of Notre Dame Jazz Festival
April 11, 1959
"The oldest, most prestigious and acclaimed event of its kind"
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationSports. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 41° 42.132′ N, 86° 14.216′ W. Marker is near South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from Cavanaugh Drive. Located on the University of Notre Dame campus on the south end of North Quad. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Notre Dame IN 46556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Collegiate Jazz Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
2. Collegiate Jazz Festival Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Clarke Peace Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vetville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '48 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knute Rockne (approx. ¼ mile away); From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC (approx. ¼ mile away); Old College (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Notre Dame Band (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. Postcard views of Notre Dame - Notre Dame Fieldhouse. A description of the Fieldhouse from The University of Notre Dame: A Portrait of Its History and Campus by Thomas Schlereth. It was written in 1976. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Fieldhouse photo. (Submitted on March 11, 2009.)
 
Collegiate Jazz Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
3. Collegiate Jazz Festival Marker
The southwest corner of the fieldhouse remains after its demolition in 1983. The main marker is on the right in this photograph; the Collegiate Jazz Festival Marker is on the north side of the remaining fieldhouse corner.
Site of Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
4. Site of Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker
The southwest corner of the fieldhouse remains after its demolition in 1983.
Notre Dame Fieldhouse Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
5. Notre Dame Fieldhouse Cornerstone
Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker with Clarke Peace Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, October 3, 2008
6. Notre Dame Fieldhouse Marker with Clarke Peace Memorial
The Clarke Peace Memorial now stands where the fieldhouse was.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,449 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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