I & M Building

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I & M Building
I&M Building in South Bend.jpg
Front and eastern side
I & M Building is located in Indiana
I & M Building
Location 220 W. Colfax, South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates 41°40′39″N 86°15′10″W / 41.67750°N 86.25278°W / 41.67750; -86.25278Coordinates: 41°40′39″N 86°15′10″W / 41.67750°N 86.25278°W / 41.67750; -86.25278
Area less than one acre
Built 1929
Architect Austin & Shambleau
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
MPS Downtown South Bend Historic MRA
NRHP Reference # 85001215[1]
Added to NRHP June 5, 1985

The I & M Building, also known as Colfax Place, is a historic building located at 220 W. Colfax in South Bend, Indiana. The building, which was built in 1929, originally housed the offices of the Indiana and Michigan Electric Company. The Art Deco building was designed by Austin & Shambleau. The seven-story building is faced in marble on its front first story, limestone on the remainder of its front, and brick on its sides. Metal spandrels separate the building's front center windows through the fifth story, while stone spandrels with metal panels separate the side windows. The building is one of the few Art Deco structures in South Bend and the only "pure" example of the style within its downtown business district.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] After a brief tenure as a condominium development, the building is now used as office space.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Straw, Elizabeth A.; Karen Kiemnec (January 16, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Historic Resources of Downtown South Bend" (PDF). National Park Service. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Prescott, Heidi (February 26, 2008). "A place to work... not live". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved December 8, 2013.