South Bend

Northern Regional Office

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.

Kizer House, South Bend
Office Details
801 West Washington St. (corner of West Washington and Charles Martin Sr. Drive/Chapin Street) South Bend, IN 46601 574-232-4534 north@indianalandmarks.org
Staff
Todd Zeiger, Director tzeiger@indianalandmarks.org Debra Parcell, Community Preservation Specialist dparcell@indianalandmarks.org
Northern Regional Territory

Where We're Located

Over the past three decades, Indiana Landmarks has engaged in serial restoration of buildings in South Bend to house our Northern Regional Office. We’ve embarked on the next one in the series, a prominent South Bend landmark at the corner of West Washington and Chapin streets.

Constructed c.1888, the Kizer House offers more space than we need for our office alone, so we expect to create offices for other nonprofits or businesses in the spacious Romanesque style home often likened to a castle.

William L. Kizer was an investor in real estate, insurance, railroads, timber, and patent medicine. He also was active in the Lincoln Highway Association. He and his partner Jacob Woolverton’s investments helped South Bend grow into an industrial powerhouse during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

We’ve moved our office into the carriage house while we continue renovation at the main house and hunt for partners or tenants.

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

Recent News
Kizer House masonry repair
Celebrating Preservation Trades
News

As historic structures age, it’s becoming harder to find skilled crafts and tradespeople with experience to take on their maintenance and repair.

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Pulaski County Courthouse
Study Offers Options for Saving Pulaski County Courthouse
Endangered Places, News

Three alternatives could address security, space and accessibility concerns at the historic courthouse for a cost below county commissioners’ original estimates.

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