Posts tagged west south bend
Dyngus Day in South Bend

It’s 11:00AM and the corner of Ford and Warren is astir. “POTUS Pete” tees, Mayor Luecke glad-hands, scribbling journalists, a scrapyard’s worth of bumper stickers—all animated by the constant peal of polka music. It’s Dyngus Day in South Bend.

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Snow Day on Birdsell

Birdsell, Linden, and Liston are streets synonymous with the West Side of South Bend. On a frigid January afternoon we ventured on a neighborhood photo walk and considered its past as a vibrant African-American business district.

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A Million Ideas – The Bendix Headquarters

The Bendix Corporation’s former West Side home evokes a time of innovation and industry in South Bend. Experience remnants of Art Deco architecture, a private theater, and opulent executive offices inside this historic landmark.

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Afternoon on Ford Street

Ford Street, populated by a flawless mixture of homes and storefronts, runs through the heart of South Bend's West Side. Travel down a classic stretch on a beautiful Spring day in the Rust Belt.

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Night at the Hideaway

Hideaway at the LaSalle is downtown South Bend's newest cocktail bar with a speakeasy vibe. Experience steampunk aesthetics and opening night levity inside this historic hotel.

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In Awe – St. Adalbert's Parish

St. Adalbert's Parish stands as a century-old anchor in a West Side immigrant neighborhood. Experience symbolic paintings and Gothic Revival views inside this historic landmark.

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Linden Avenue – That's South Bend

Linden Avenue runs through the heart of South Bend's West Side. On a cold December afternoon we hit the archetypal row of storefronts on the 1600 block.

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Lost in the Grid – LangLab

Tucked away on High Street in the South East neighborhood is a warehouse we call LangLab. Here we begin our new series chronicling people + places on the grid.

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The JMS Building

The JMS Building has been restored to former glory as the Studebaker Lofts in downtown South Bend. Experience a vintage vault and unique staircases inside this historic landmark.

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Home at the Lasalle

The LaSalle Hotel has been restored to it's former glory as a new apartment space in downtown South Bend. Experience rooftop views and unique features inside this historical landmark.

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Letters Carried in the West

Letter carriers occupy a unique role in the life of our neighborhoods. Follow Andrew's morning route around the West Side of South Bend.

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Afternoon Stroll on Indiana Avenue

Between Studebaker factories and Rum Village homes sat a string of storefronts. Travel down Indiana Avenue on a beautiful Spring day in the Rust Belt.

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Hoop Work

Washington High School boasts a rich history on the basketball court - heard of Skylar Diggins? Run a practice session with the Panthers on South Bend's West Side.

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Monarch Linen & Uniform

Since it's founding in 1956 Monarch has been a staple of South Bend's West Side. Step inside their Lincoln Way shop to see how the company continues to thrive over 60 years later.

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Drewry's Brewery

Demolition is underway at Drewry's Brewery. Explore the 151 year old complex in it's last days on the North West side of South Bend.

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Alley Run

Follow a trash pickup crew's morning routine on the West side of South Bend to capture an unscripted window into work that empowers our city to thrive.

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