J.M.S. Building

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J. M. S. Building
J.M.S. Building southern side and rear.jpg
J.M.S. Building, July 2012
J.M.S. Building is located in Indiana
J.M.S. Building
J.M.S. Building is located in the US
J.M.S. Building
Location 108 N. Main,
South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates 41°40′36″N 86°15′5″W / 41.67667°N 86.25139°W / 41.67667; -86.25139Coordinates: 41°40′36″N 86°15′5″W / 41.67667°N 86.25139°W / 41.67667; -86.25139
Area less than one acre
Built 1910 (1910)
Architect Beman, Solon S.
Architectural style Classical Revival, Chicago, The Commercial Style
MPS Downtown South Bend Historic MRA
NRHP reference # 85001216[1]
Added to NRHP June 5, 1985

The J. M. S. Building is a historic office building located at 108 North Main Street, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Description and history[edit]

It was designed by architect Solon Spencer Beman (1853-1914) and built in 1910. It is an eight-story, Commercial style brick and white terra cotta building with Classical Revival style design elements. It features large round arched windows at the eighth floor and a projecting cornice with brackets on the front facade. The J.M.S. Building was built by John Studebaker (1833–1917), co-founder and later executive of what would become the Studebaker Corporation.[2]:40–41

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01. Note: This includes Elizabeth A. Straw and Karen Kiemnec (January 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown South Bend Historic MRA" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01.