Our third feature is Olivet AME Church, located on Notre Dame Avenue. Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in March 1870 and is the oldest African American Church in South Bend. Their website provides a deeper look into their history: “Olivet was formally organized by the Rev. J. Bundy, the first pastor, and nine
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.
Zen Cafe is expanding into the north corner of their building on the corner of Hill Street and E Lasalle Avenue.