Architecture Students Contribute to Revitalization of Local Neighborhood

Author: Jay Caponigro

Susan Guibert, June 9, 2011

Just one year ago, the lot at the corner of Lindsey and Cottage Grove streets on the northwest side of South Bend was barren. Today, a brand new, three-bedroom, three-bathroom American Foursquare style home now fills that once-vacant lot – blending in perfectly among the early 20th century homes, with its wrap-around porch and hard wood floors.

Thanks to the vision and talent of several students in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture working in collaboration with South Bend’s Near Northwest Neighborhood Association (NNNA), the home was designed and built as a way to bolster the NNNA’s efforts to preserve and revitalize the second oldest neighborhood in South Bend, which has become a growing community of Notre Dame graduate students and their families.

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