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
Todd Zeiger, Director Debra Parcell, Community Preservation Specialist
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
Tour Cold War Landmarks in the Region
News, Tours

On August 24, our Cold War Experience offers a day-long exploration of northwest Indiana military compounds that protected America at home and abroad.

Heritage Talk set for July 10
Press Releases

Next up in the series of Heart City Heritage Talks, Indiana Landmarks’ Deb Parcell explores lesser known or “off the beaten path” historic places in Indiana, with a focus on locations in Elkhart and the surrounding area.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Havilah Beardsley House
Heart City Heritage: Hidden Gems

Discover lesser known historic places worth exploring around Indiana at an informative talk.

Dr. Havilah Beardsley House, 102 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Treasure Hunt North

Hunt for antiques, collectibles, and architectural salvage at Treasure Hunt North along historic West Washington Street.

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