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 United States
Tippecanoe Place
Location620 W. Washington Ave., South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates41°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
Area2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
ArchitectHenry Ives Cobb; Christopher Fassnacht & Robert Braunsdorf
Architectural styleRomanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.73000044[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1973
Designated NHLDecember 22, 1977[3]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[3][4][5] It is located in the West Washington Historic District. A district developed between 1854 and 1910, that includes some 330 buildings and a residential section that catered exclusively to the upper class. Homes in this region include some of the best Greek Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Italianate architecture in the United States.

As of 2020, the house is the location of Studebaker Grill & Brewing Co., formerly the Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Tippecanoe Place Restaurant". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Studebaker, Clement, House". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  4. ^ a b Christian, Ralph J. (June 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Clement Studebaker House". National Park Service.
  5. ^ Accompanying six photos, 1970-1974, exterior and interior
  6. ^ Shown, Mary (May 31, 2020). "South Bend's Tippecanoe Place Restaurant to become Studebaker Grill & Brewing Co". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved June 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Changes at Tippecanoe, new Jack's Donuts opens today, BRU Burger Bar coming to town and more closures". South Bend Tribune. June 4, 2020. Retrieved June 4, 2020.

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