Historic Map - South Bend, IN - 1866

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South Bend, Indiana 1866. Drawn & published by A. Ruger.

Reproduction historic map of South Bend, Indiana, published in 1866. The first fur-trading post in the area that is now known as South Bend was called Big St. Joseph Station, established by American Fur Company agent Pierre Frieschutz Navarre in 1820. The area became known as St. Joseph's until 1829, when the post office designated the town as Southold. The name was changed to South Bend the following year, due to the confusion created by other towns named Southold. The town was incorporated as a town in 1835, and as a city in 1865, just one year before the publication of this map.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Reverend Edward Sorin, is referenced on the map, including an inset illustration of the campus.

Detailed illustrations of the following buildings appear in the bottom margin of the map:

  • St. Mary's Academy
  • St. Joseph Academy
  • Residence of H. Chapins
  • Residence of Prof. W. G. Schroder
  • Northern Indiana College
  • University of Notre Dame

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Court House
  2. Jail
  3. Northern Indiana College
  4. Ward School Houses
  5. Presbyterian Church
  6. Lutheran Church
  7. Methodist Church
  8. Universalist Church
  9. Baptist Church
  10. Christian Church
  11. Catholic Church
  12. Evangelist Church
  13. Lowell School House
  14. Cemetery
  15. Fair Ground
  16. N. I. & S. M. R. R. Depot17. Private Residence of Thos. C. Campbell
  17. Private Residence of J. B. Arnold, Jr.
  18. Private Residence of A. Wheeler
  19. National Spencerian Commercial College
  20. Dwight House, D. Demming, Proprietor
  21. Coqullard, Page & Co., Wagon & Carriage Shop
  22. Anderson & Alexander, Wagon & Carriage Materials
  23. St. Joseph Academy
  24. John C. Birdsell, Clover Machine Factory
  25. J. H. Keedy Flour Mills
  26. Smith & Martin Cabinet Shop
  27. Desreese & Marsh, Sash and Blind Factory
  28. Jacob Strayer & Co. Agricultural Shop