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Clement Studebaker House
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Front of the house
Location 620 W. Washington Ave., South Bend, Indiana
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1889
Architect Henry Ives Cobb; Christopher Fassnacht & Robert Braunsdorf
Architectural style Romanesque, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No. 73000044
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Added to NRHP July 2, 1973
Designated NHL December 22, 1977

Tippecanoe Place is a house in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Built in 1889, it was the residence of Clement Studebaker, a co-founder of the Studebaker vehicle manufacturing firm. Studebaker lived in the house from 1889 until his 1901 death. The house remained in his family for many years. His son George lived there until 1933 when he lost the structure due to bankruptcy. For several years, the building stood vacant but, in 1941, E. M. Morris purchased it and gave it to the city as a school for handicapped children. During World War II, however, it served as Red Cross headquarters. In 1970, possession passed to Southhold Restorations, Inc., a local historic preservation group.

In 1973, the Richardsonian Romanesque mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was further recognized by being designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. It is located in the West Washington Historic District. A district developed between 1854 and 1910, that includes some 330 buildings and a residential section that catered exclusively to the upper class. Homes in this region include some of the best Greek Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Italianate architecture in the United States.

As of 2020, the house is the location of Studebaker Grill & Brewing Co., formerly the Tippecanoe Place Restaurant.

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