Tippecanoe Place

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Clement Studebaker House
Front of the house
Tippecanoe Place is located in Indiana
Tippecanoe Place
Tippecanoe Place is located in the US
Tippecanoe Place
Location 620 W. Washington Ave., South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates 41°40′30″N 86°15′30″W / 41.67500°N 86.25833°W / 41.67500; -86.25833Coordinates: 41°40′30″N 86°15′30″W / 41.67500°N 86.25833°W / 41.67500; -86.25833
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1868
Architect Henry Ives Cobb; Christopher Fassnacht & Robert Braunsdorf
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference # 73000044[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 2, 1973
Designated NHL December 22, 1997[2]

Tippecanoe Place is a house in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Built in 1889, it was the residence of Clement Studebaker, a co-founder of the Studebaker vehicle manufacturing firm. Studebaker lived in the house from 1889 until his 1901 death.[2] The house remained in his family for many years. His son George lived there until 1933 when he lost the structure due to bankruptcy. For several years, the building stood vacant but, in 1941, E. M. Morris purchased it and gave it to the city as a school for handicapped children. During World War II, however, it served as Red Cross headquarters. In 1970, possession passed to Southhold Restorations, Inc., a local historic preservation group.[3]

In 1973, the Richardsonian Romanesque mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It was further recognized by being designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3][4] It is located in the West Washington Historic District.

Today, the house is the location of the Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Studebaker, Clement, House". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  3. ^ a b Christian, Ralph J. (June 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Clement Studebaker House" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Accompanying six photos, 1970-1974, exterior and interior

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