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Historical Markers and War Memorials in South Bend, Indiana

 
Clickable Map of St. Joseph County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg St. Joseph County, IN (94) Elkhart County, IN (84) LaPorte County, IN (68) Marshall County, IN (29) Starke County, IN (13) Berrien County, MI (82) Cass County, MI (44)  St.JosephCounty(94) St. Joseph County (94)  ElkhartCounty(84) Elkhart County (84)  LaPorteCounty(68) LaPorte County (68)  MarshallCounty(29) Marshall County (29)  StarkeCounty(13) Starke County (13)  BerrienCountyMichigan(82) Berrien County (82)  CassCounty(44) Cass County (44)
South Bend is the county seat for St. Joseph County
South Bend is in St. Joseph County
      St. Joseph County (94)  
ADJACENT TO ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
      Elkhart County (84)  
      LaPorte County (68)  
      Marshall County (29)  
      Starke County (13)  
      Berrien County, Michigan (82)  
      Cass County, Michigan (44)  
 
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1 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 10 Inch Shell
Taken from the Battleship Maine presented to the county of St. JosephMap (db m213330) WM
2 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 106 S. Michigan St.The site of Elbel's Music Store — The Victors —
Elbel's Music Store was a business that served the South Bend community from the middle of the 19th century until 1970. The business was a family firm. Louis Elbel was one of six brothers who worked in the store. After attending the 1898 . . . Map (db m213332) HM
3 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 112 S. Michigan St.The site of Hull and Calson Cigar Store
The site of Hull and Calson Cigar Store Hullie & Mike's was operated by George Hull and Mike Calnon. It was more than just a cigar store. It was a gathering place for Notre Dame fans during the Rockne era. In addition to selling tobacco . . . Map (db m213333) HM
4 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 9/11 Memorial
In honor of the men of organized labor who lost their lives September 11, 2001Map (db m213353) WM
5 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — A Window To Our Past
The St. Joseph River of today looks much different than it did during the last glacial age, some 16,000 years ago. At that time, a mountain of snow and ice, perhaps a half a mile thick, covered much of St. Joseph county. Tremendous quantities of . . . Map (db m77471)
6 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Ara ParseghianHead Coach — 1964 - 1974 —
95 wins, 17 losses, 4 ties National Champions: 1966, 1973 "We have no breaking point!"Map (db m237950) HM
7 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg
The first bronze sculpture of Chaplain William Corby by Samuel Murray was dedicated in 1910 on the Gettysburg battlefield by Civil War veterans of the five regiments of the Union's Army Irish Brigade. His statue is on the same boulder of Cemetery . . . Map (db m12341) HM
8 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Clarke Peace Memorial
About 500 Notre Dame alumni gave their lives for their country and peace in World War II, Korea and Vietnam In memorializing them, we join our prayers to their supreme sacrifice as we inscribe this column Pro Patria et Pace For Our Country . . . Map (db m12192) HM
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9 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Coach Frank Leahy1908 - 1973
This sculpture was presented to the University of Notre Dame on September 19, 1997 by his former players, the Leahy Family, ND Alumni and his many admirers. Frank Leahy coached at Notre Dame a total of 11 years . . . Map (db m237939) HM
10 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial
In remembrance of essential frontline workers whose lives were lost during the COVID-19 PandemicMap (db m213354) HM
11 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Endowed Professorships
Endowed professorships were first established by the Roman emperor and stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius in Athens in 176 A.D. The custom was revived at Oxford and Cambridge in 1502 with the creation of endowed professorships in divinity. The use of . . . Map (db m237978) HM
12 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSCto the Very Reverend Basil Moreau, CSC — Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross —
Notre Dame du Lac December, 5, 1842 Beloved Father, When we least dreamed of it, we were offered an excellent piece of property, about 640 acres in extent. This land is located in the county of St. Joseph on the banks of the St. Joseph River, . . . Map (db m36972) HM
13 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 71.1966.1 — Indiana Territorial Line(East-west boundary at this point.)
The boundaries between Indiana and Michigan territories was established on June 30, 1805. Just before Indiana became a state in 1816, the line was moved ten miles north to provide frontage on Lake Michigan.Map (db m240358) HM
14 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — J. Chester and Elizabeth Allen
African American attorneys J. Chester and Elizabeth Allen, who established a law firm here in 1939, fought for equal housing and employment. Elizabeth founded a local Red Cross nurse's aid training and placement program for black women in the . . . Map (db m200935) HM
15 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Knute RockneHead Coach — 1918-1930 —
105 wins, 12 losses, 5 ties National Champions: 1924, 1929, 1930Map (db m36974) HM
16 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Knute Rockne1888-1931
Knute Kenneth Rockne was born in Voss, Norway on March 4, 1888, the son of Lars and Martha, Gjermo, Rockne. The family immigrated to the United States in 1892 and settled in Chicago, Rockne matriculated to the University of Notre Dame and South Bend . . . Map (db m202744) HM
17 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 71.19??.1 — La Salle's Camp1 Mile West
Site of La Salle's camp, 1679, on portage between St. Joseph and Kankakee rivers. La Salle was the first white man to enter Indiana, passing here again in 1681.Map (db m61797) HM
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18 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 71.2010.1 — Lincoln & Dixie Highways
Lincoln Highway Association, formed 1913, promoted and procured a route from New York to California, Dixie Highway Association, formed 1915, worked similarly from Canada to Florida routes. Highways intersected here and . . . Map (db m53874) HM
19 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Lou HoltzHead Coach — 1986-1996 —
100 wins, 30 losses, 2 ties National Championship: 1988 "Trust, Love, Commitment"Map (db m37009) HM
20 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Michael A. BerticelliApril 26, 1951 - January 25, 2000
90-2000 University of Notre Dame Head Men's Soccer Coach 104 Victories 3 Conference Championships 3 NCAA Tournament Appearances So much more than a winning record, Mike Berticelli established a high level of pride, commitment and . . . Map (db m12258) HM
21 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Notre Dame Fieldhouse
[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 . . . Map (db m12174) HM
22 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Old College
This Building The cradle of the University of Notre Dame was built by Father Sorin in 1843. Originally intended for a community house it served for two years as a temporary college. From 1845-1854 it was the residence of Sisters of the Holy . . . Map (db m36973) HM
23 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the Freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America Dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of Fidelity and Loyalty . . . Map (db m53875) HM
24 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Rev. Michael Dillon McCafferty, C.S.C.August 18, 1946 — June 12, 1987
Rev. Michael Dillon McCafferty, C.S.C., a true Notre Dame man, earned three degrees from the University—a bachelor's degree in 1968, a juris doctor degree in 1973, and a master of divinity degree in 1974. After his ordination as a priest in the . . . Map (db m237964) HM
25 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Riehle Playing Field
Named in honor of Rev. James I. Riehle, C.S.C., a graduate of Notre Dame, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a friend and a minister of Notre Dame athletes. Father Riehle was a residence hall rector before and after his service as Dean . . . Map (db m37003) HM
26 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 13 — Robertson's Department StoreCivil Rights Heritage Center
Robertson's was considered the best location for African Americans to shop downtown because they were treated fairly and with respect by its two Jewish founders. Unlike much of the downtown shopping district, Robertson's allowed African Americans to . . . Map (db m213329) HM
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27 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Special Olympics IslandDedicated October, 1987
Special Olympics Island is dedicated in honor of the Special Olympians and the spirit of The VII International Summer Special Olympics Games held in South Bend, July 31 to August 7, 1987. Special Olympics Island is to help us remember and . . . Map (db m202746) HM
28 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — St. Joseph County Civil War Monument
(Front Plaque) 1861 — 1865 In grateful recognition of the patriotism, services, and sacrifices of our soldiers in the War of the Union, we, the people of St. Joseph County, have erected this monument. June 25, 1905. . . . Map (db m53896) WM
29 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — St. Joseph County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated in remembrance and tribute to those who served in Vietnam. May their courage, heroism, and sacrifices never be forgotten.Map (db m213357) WM
30 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — 1 — Studebaker Blacksmith Shop and Carriage Factory SiteStudebaker Bendix Heritage Trail
On February 16, 1852, Henry and Clement Studebaker opened the H&C Studebaker blacksmith shop on this site. In addition to blacksmithing, H&C Studebaker also built wagons and carriages. The business grew rapidly and quickly outgrew . . . Map (db m213328) HM
31 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Studebaker Plaza
. . . Map (db m212805) HM
32 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — The Original People
The Potawatomi Nation The Potawatomi are a tribe of Native Americans with historical settlements that extended through the Great Lakes in the present states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The Potawatomi are a proud and . . . Map (db m213359) HM
33 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — The Sons of Israel Synagogue
"Make for me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst." Exodus 25:8 The Sons of Israel Synagogue (B'nai Israel) was constructed in 1901 in the Romanesque Revival style, designed by South Bend architects Freyemuth and Maurer. . . . Map (db m76400) HM
34 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — The VictorSouth Bend's Historic Musical Connection with the University of Michigan
Did you know the Michigan fight song "The Victor” was written here? Notre Dame and Michigan have the country's oldest rivalry, dating back to 1887 when Michigan won 8-0 in South Bend. This gridiron history is legendary. Few, however, . . . Map (db m213334) HM
35 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '481927-1961
Who as a pre-medical student cherished Our Lady's Grotto and who as a physician served the afflicted people of Southeast Asia with uncommon devotion and dedicationMap (db m12202) HM
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36 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — University of Notre Dame Band
. . . Map (db m12248) HM
37 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — Vetville
This area was the site of "Vetville" Married Student Housing 1945-1962 Many were the trials - Thanks to the Holy Family for the many blessings needed to persevereMap (db m36970) HM
38 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — We Shall OvercomeDr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Fr. Theodore Hesburgh Monument
This statue commemorates the historic occasion on June 21, 1964 when former University of Notre Dame President Fr. Hesburgh stood arm in arm with Civil Rights Leader Dr. King and called for racial justice at Soldier Field in Chicago. The statue . . . Map (db m213331) HM
39 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend — World War I Memorial
[Three inscriptions are etched above the east doorway into the Basilica of the Sacred Heart:] Our gallant dead God | Country | Notre Dame In glory everlasting [On two bronze plaques, affixed on either side of the doorway:] D.A.L. . . . Map (db m237965) WM
40 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Council Oak — Council Oak
Under this tree May 1681 LaSalle met with and induced the Miami and Illinois Indians to enter into a treaty to resist the aggressions of the Iroquois.Map (db m61740) HM
41 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Council Oak — Robert Rene Cavalier Sieur DeLaSalle
French scholar and explorer. First white man to visit this region, passing from the St. Joseph River to the Kankakee River crossed this land December 5, 1679. To commemorate the visit of La Salle, the Board of Park Commissioners erected this tablet . . . Map (db m64933) HM
42 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Far Northwest — 71.2017.2 — Better Homes Of South Bend

In 1950, workers at Studebaker formed an early African American building co-op in Indiana, Better Homes of South Bend. Many members moved from the South in the 1940s to escape segregation and Jim Crow policies. However, federal lending and . . . Map (db m238565) HM
43 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, IU South Bend Campus — 71.2020.1 — Indiana University South Bend

In response to demand for off-campus classes, Indiana University created an Extension Division in 1912. The division offered extension courses at South Bend by 1913 with intermittent classes continuing through the 1920s. In 1933, IU . . . Map (db m238566) HM
44 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — 71.1963.1 — Camp Rose
Civil War Training camp for then 9th Congressional District was located at the old fairgrounds. The 99th, 73rd and 87th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiments were organized and trained here in 1802.Map (db m54993) HM
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45 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — On This Site South Bend Was Founded
On this site South Bend was founded as a fur trading post in 1823 by Alexis Coquillard, who came here from Detroit, Michigan, representing the American Fur Company.Map (db m58101) HM
46 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — Pierre Freischutz Navarre Log Cabin
This Log Cabin Was Erected In 1820 By Pierre Freischutz Navarre Pioneer Fur-Trader The first white man to settle in this community. The cabin was originally located on the north bank of the St. Joseph River about five-hundred feet . . . Map (db m76399) HM
47 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — Pierre Navarre Log Cabin-1820-
First Settler in St. Joseph County Restoration - 1958Map (db m213335) HM
48 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — Powell House
Powell House is South Bend's oldest African American home built by Farrow Powell in 1858. It was moved to this location in 1979 from its original site at 420 S. Main St. After being damaged by two previous fires, the house was burnt to the ground . . . Map (db m213336) HM
49 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Near Northwest — United States Constitution BicentennialWe The People — 1787 - 1987 —
A living legacy to commemorate the bicentennial if the U. S. ConstitutionMap (db m213338) HM
50 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Northeast South Bend — History of Howard ParkHow It All Began
Howard Park is South Bend's first and oldest park that was officially dedicated on August 18, 1899. The ground was named in honor of Judge Timothy Howard (1837-1916) who had a long and varied career in state and local politics, serving as city . . . Map (db m213361) HM
51 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Northeast South Bend — Howard Park
South Bend’s Oldest Park Howard is South Bend’s first and oldest park. The ground was named in honor of Judge Timothy Howard (1837-1916), who had a long and varied career in state and local politics. He served as a city council . . . Map (db m77470) HM
52 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Northeast South Bend — 71.2002.1 — Jewish Cemetery Site
Hebrew Society of Brotherly Love of South Bend established Jewish cemetery on this site 1859. First Jewish families settling in a new community typically organized a burial society before establishing a formal congregation. Before Civil War era, . . . Map (db m2759) HM
53 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Northwest South Bend — Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax Vice President of the United States 1869 to 1873 Statesman and Beloved Citizen South Bend Post 50 American Legion Acknowledges the Services He Rendered His Country Map (db m120066) HM
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54 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Park Avenue — History of the 1906 Studebaker Electric Fountain
The Studebaker Electric Fountain that stands before you, in every shape and form. has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur. In 1876, two prominent gentlemen from different states likely met at the Centennial Exposition . . . Map (db m213337) HM
55 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, Park Avenue — 71.2017.1 — Kenneth Rexroth
Poet and writer Kenneth Rexroth was born in this house in 1905. He settled in San Francisco in 1927 and began publishing poems regularly by 1930s. His collections In What Hour (1940) and The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1944) explored . . . Map (db m250187) HM
56 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, River Park — Northside Hall of IUSB
Designed as a comprehensive educational center, the first building constructed for the Indiana University South Bend campus opened in 1961. Fabricated of Indiana limestone and dedicated in 1962 as the South Bend-Mishawaka Center, President John . . . Map (db m250188) HM
57 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, West Washington — Home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax
This tablet marks the home of Hon. Schuyler Colfax, Vice President U.S.A. 1869 to 1873, Founder of the Rebekah Degree of I.O.O.F.Map (db m61799) HM
58 Indiana, St. Joseph County, South Bend, West Washington — 71.1966.2 — Site of Home of Schuyler ColfaxMarch 23, 1823 - January 1, 1885
Prominent newspaperman and political leader; member of Congress, 1855-1869; Speaker, House of Representatives, 1863-1869; and Vice-President of the United States, 1869-1873.Map (db m61798) HM
 
 
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