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The La Salle
Posted By: reh321, 09-17-2020, 08:58 AM

When my family moved to South Bend in 1960, The La Salle was one of the grand hotels located downtown at the time. It was right across the street from the South Shore 'interurban' train to Chicago. I was only in the building to attend several banquets when I was in high school.


Since then, downtown South Bend has seen many changes - with many buildings being torn down and turned into parking lots {including the former South Shore station} - and at one time the only income coming to its owners from the La Salle came from its its floor shops. Today the La Salle is an apartment building, and apparently doing just fine.

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This is really a very interesting image. The geometry is fascinating with so many right angles and essentially, the overall design. I have seen these buildings in the Northeast, (New York and Boston) and my guess it was completed let's say, circa 1920s, 1930s, or perhaps even earlier. Chances are it was a stand alone upon completion and in time the city eventually grew around it.

Very nice work as you have truly managed to capture the Old World Charm of this hopefully preserved landmark. Many thanks for the treat.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonytee Quote
This is really a very interesting image. The geometry is fascinating with so many right angles and essentially, the overall design. I have seen these buildings in the Northeast, (New York and Boston) and my guess it was completed let's say, circa 1920s, 1930s, or perhaps even earlier. Chances are it was a stand alone upon completion and in time the city eventually grew around it.

Very nice work as you have truly managed to capture the Old World Charm of this hopefully preserved landmark. Many thanks for the treat.

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Thank you for your comments.

Yes, this structure is an example of the type that was constructed about 100 years ago, and should be valued for that reason. The main railroad station is about a mile South and the main theater just a few blocks away. Because of South Bend's location along the New York - Chicago line, many troupes stopped here for a "warm up" before completing their trip to Chicago, and I can imagine taxis delivering performers here.
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