'Lost' Studebaker fountain found again

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Tucked away in a warehouse, a piece of South Bend

WNDU cameras were there when Studebaker models rolled off the assembly line.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Tucked away in a warehouse, a piece of South Bend's history is waiting to go on public view again.

The Studebaker Electric Fountain, a gift to the city by Studebaker wagon company co-founder John Studebaker, was unveiled to South Bend citizens more than century ago.

News reports at the time said it originally stood about 28 feet high. However, part of it was lost, and the remaining portion stood in a suburban backyard for most of the past five decades before South Bend's Center for History moved the remaining pieces a few years ago to the warehouse.

Studebaker Drivers Club member Tim Janowiak of Granger is trying to build community support to raise funds for a restoration of the remaining fountain.

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