Northern Regional Office

South Bend

Helping neighbors save buildings and other places that matter in Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, La Porte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, White, and Whitley counties.

Northern Regional Office
Office Details
402 West Washington St. South Bend, IN 46601 574-232-4534
Todd Zeiger, Director Brad Miller, Community Preservation Specialist
Northern Regional Territory

Where We're Located

For over 30 years, the South Bend Remedy Company manufactured cures—Royal Tea and Magnolia Blossom (a cure for “female complaints”)—in a Queen Anne-style building with a distinctive tower. In addition to serving as the patent medicine firm’s laboratory and office, the owner Albert Kelly lived in an apartment in the 1895 house. The company folded in 1928.

Threatened with demolition, the landmark was moved twice before finding a permanent home on a corner in the West Washington Street Historic District. Indiana Landmarks handled the second move and restored the building in 2003 for our Northern Regional Office.

A couple of blocks away, we’re restoring the 1885 Kizer House and its carriage house. We’ll move our Northern Regional Office to the carriage house this fall and sell the Remedy with a protective covenant, continuing our tradition of serial restoration for our South Bend office location.

The Northern Regional Office serves 15 counties, working with individuals and groups to save historic places and offering restoration advice.

Recent News
Century of Progress Tours
Volunteers Needed for Century of Progress Experience
Events, News, Tours

No ticket to the “Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress” on October 16. Don’t despair! In exchange for their time, volunteers will receive a free tour.

Smogar House, South Bend, Indiana
DIY Demonstration Home For Sale in South Bend

As our “Vintage Green” program draws to a close, we’re ready to sell the Smogor House in South Bend to a buyer who will appreciate its history and charm.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 25, 2016
LaSalle Hotel, South Bend
Northern Indiana Preservation Awards

Indiana Landmarks and the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend & St. Joseph County join to honor preservation champions in northern Indiana.

LaSalle Hotel, South Bend
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Century of Progress Experience on October 16 includes a peek at the restored Florida Tropical House.
Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress

Illustrated talks and tours tell the story of five 1933 World’s Fair homes brought to Indiana from Chicago.

Beverly Shores, Indiana
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