East Bank Architecture #2

In this second installment of East Bank Architecture, the spotlight is on the LaSalle State Bank Building, current home of architecture firm Buccellato Design. This neoclassical building was designed by H. G. Christman and completed in 1921. Records indicate the LaSalle State Bank may have become insolvent during the Great Depression, closing in the 1930s. In 2014 the Buccellatos purchased the building and faithfully renovated and restored it to house their firm. Aimee Buccellato, quoted in a 2016 article from the South Bend Tribune, stated “We understand the relationship between people and the built environment. We try to create spaces where people can live and work and play, and live the good life,” she adds. “We certainly feel we’ve created a space that does that.”