Historic Structures of
South Bend Indiana
South Bend Indiana (pop 105,000) was incorporated as a city in 1865.
South Bend is a regional center for educational, financial, medical,
and professional services; local products include aircraft and
motor-vehicle parts, metal, roller bearings, and electrical equipment.
The city has a symphony orchestra and a large civic, cultural, and
convention center. Indiana University at South Bend (1940) is here, and
the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College (1844) are
nearby, in Notre Dame.
was an American wagon manufacturer who, with older brother Henry,
founded the firm of H. C. Studebaker, South Bend, Ind. (1852). Other
brothers John Mohler, Peter Everst, and Jacob Franklin also entered the
business; they organized Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co. in 1868
with Clement as president, and developed the largest wagon and carriage
manufacturing company in the world. The company rose from these
beginnings to become one of the world's major automobile manufacturers.