Historic Studebaker Fountain moving to Leeper Park
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The historic Studebaker Fountain will soon be on its way to its new home in Leeper Park.
The fountain became a part of South Bend’s history when it was unveiled in July of 1906. It is made of pure zinc and cast iron. It was originally located in Howard Park.
In August, the fountain will call newly refurbished Leeper Park its new home.
“These things like a fountain, like the wagon John Studebaker took to the centennial, it makes history come alive. You can see what happened back then and you want to celebrate it now,” said Restoration Committee chair Vicki McIntire on Wednesday.
Almost $700,000 is being put into the project. An official unveiling will take place August 25.