Ninety years ago today, South Bend's dream of elevated train tracks was completed. As the city faced unforeseen challenges of a rapidly industrializing world, South Bend’s ambition and courage to embrace change were on full display. This is the story.
On the first weekend of May, thirteen friends traveled to Culver, Indiana to spend three days in the Clemens Vonnegut Jr. House, a 130-year-old summer cottage that has become emblematic of a community’s fight for its soul.
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.
On Sunday, April 14th, the world turned toward South Bend to watch Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a native son, announce his campaign for President of the United States from the train dock of a formerly decaying Studebaker auto assembly plant.
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.
The Hibberd Building has been restored its former glory as a residential and retail space in downtown South Bend. Experience rooftop terrace views and industrial features inside this historic print shop.
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.
On Season 2 of Pod.SB we (co-hosts Jacob Titus and Dustin Mix) interview a diverse group of people who are here living life on purpose. in this first episode we talk about why the podcast is returning for another season, why Dustin is joining the show, and what special guest is joining us for episode 2.
Lacopo's Pizzeria opened in July of 1989 in a brick storefront on the corner of Lincoln Way West and Ardmore Trail. Two siblings, Frank and Rita, aim to carry on their father's rich tradition of classic pizza by hand.