Archives Photograph Collection

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IU South Bend campus

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Taken before the River Crossing Campus Housing and the bridge to it from campus were built. The site of River Crossing Campus Housing was the site of Playland Park (originally named Springbook Park) amusement park. When it closed a par 3, 9-hole golf course was built. A miniature golf course was also located there and can be seen in this image at the upper right hand side of the golf course. The rectangled area, around which the golf course is located, was where a race track was located. Part of the cement grandstands for the race track can be seen in this image and at present (2017) are still located there. Also note that additions to John Adams High School have not yet been made. Image probably shot in 1997 (looks to be early fall) as the Pedestrian Mall to the north of the Schurz Library is under construction. It was completed in 1998.

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probably 1997

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Aerial views


South Bend



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St. Joseph River


Buildings & Grounds