Friday, October 30, 2015

South Bend, IN (10/30/2015)

Friday, October 30, 2015
Kent had some extra vacation days to use, so we left this morning to drive to an event near Chicago, IL. On the way we stopped in South Bend, IN.
Parce que je parle un peu le français, I mispronounced the name of the great university located here. It's actually Nōder Dāme!
The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 by Father Edward Sorin, of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, based in France. So why are they nicknamed the "Fighting Irish"? Supposedly because back to Colonial times, the immigrating Irish were lumped together with all Catholics, thus all Catholics were called Irish...
Christ the Teacher (2004) by Burl Jones,
a gift of the Tabit Family
Notre Dame Stadium (1930)
The stadium was designed by Osborn Engineering Company, with input from the famous coach and athletic director, Knute Rockne. He was only able to coach in this stadium for one season before dying in a plane crash. The sod from the previous football venue of Carter Field was transplanted to the new stadium.
Knute Rocke (2009) by Jerry McKenna
Theodore Hesburgh Library (1963),
designed by the Ellerbe Company of St. Paul, MN
The south façade of the library has the Word of Life mural (1964) by Millard Sheets, depicting saintly scholars, thinkers, and teachers, dominated by Christ, the Teacher, in a pose that has led to the moniker of "Touchdown Jesus."
Moses (1962) by Joseph Turkalj,
known as "First Down Moses"
Washington Hall (1881), built to replace
the Music Hall that burned in 1879
The Main Building (1879), built to
replace the original that burned in April 1879,
designed by Willoughby J Edbrooke
Main Building doors
Christopher Columbus murals (1879-1891)
by Vatican artist Luigi Gregori
Main Building dome interior
Rosary Crown (1866),
made by Chertier in Paris, France
Basilica of the Sacred Heart (1870-1888)
Basilica interior
Luigi Gregori also painted the murals in the basilica, from 1874-1891.
Reliquaries in the basilica,
part of the collection of more than 16,000
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (1878)
Log Chapel (replica of 1832 building), built by
Father Stephen Badin, the first priest to be
ordained in the United States
The log cabin is where Father Sorin first stayed when he arrived at the Notre Dame du Lac mission for the Potawatomi to establish his school, L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac.
Lake Mary and Columba Hall (1844)
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (2004)
in Gothic style
We drove into the city of South Bend, IN.
Tippecanoe Place (1886-1889) designed by Henry Ives Cobb
in Richardson Romanesque style;
listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
Tippecanoe Place was the home of Clement Studebaker who, with his four brothers, founded Studebaker Corporation, the largest wagon manufacturer in the world. Founded in 1852, they began manufacturing electric vehicles in 1902, then gasoline vehicles in 1904.
We went to the Studebaker National Museum.
Conestoga Wagon (c. 1835)
1857 Studebaker phaeton carriage
Columbian Exposition Wagon (1893),
built to showcase Studebaker workmanship at the Chicago Expo
1919 Big Six
President Lincoln's open barouche carriage (1864) by Wood Bros.
Two Studebaker Presidents, the premier model
manufactured by the company from 1926-1942
A 1951 Studebaker Commander
was used in The Muppet Movie (1979)
They hope to restore the car to look as it did in the movie
Notchback Sedan Prototype (c. 1962),
which shows the four-door version on the driver's side
and the two-door version on the passenger side
There was a Rockne Six model in 1932 and 1933
Copshaholm or Joseph D Oliver Mansion (1895-1896)
designed by Charles Alonzo Rich
in Romanesque Queen Anne style
Joseph D Oliver was the son of James Oliver, who invented the process of chill hardening the blade of the plow, to prevent the soil from sticking, making South Bend the "Plowmakers of the World."

We continued driving to the Chicago west suburbs to stay overnight in Westchester. We had a stuffed pizza (deep dish pizza) from Giordano's, often voted as Chicago's best pizza.
Giordano's "stuffed pizza"
We were not at the original Giordano's, but they still use the manual credit card receipts where a slide is pushed across the card to get an imprint! Actually is looks like they just scribbled over the card to get the imprint!
Credit card receipt

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