Explore ​South Bend’s Architectural History during Best Week Ever


Location: The LaSalle, 237 N. Michigan Street, Downtown South Bend


Building South Bend: Past, Present, Future provides an interactive tour through ​​South Bend’s architectural history including a website, mobile applications, a 3D printed model of downtown in the 1920’s, and an immersive 3D virtual reality experience. 

The project was launched at the SB 150 Birthday Weekend in 2015, and it will be represented, with enhancements to the virtual reality experience during Best. Week. Ever 2017. 


Included in the presentation is the launch of the Downtown South Bend app which was created by Historic Urban Environments/Notre Dame (HUE/ND), in collaboration with the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County, and The History Museum South Bend.  This mobile application is part of a larger project called Building South Bend, Past, Present, Future intended to document the historical architecture, historic districts, and evolution of the city of South Bend.

The model, app, website and virtual reality experience will be on display Friday, June 2, 2017.

Visit buildingsouthbend.nd.edu to learn more about the architecture of South Bend's past, present, and future.