Historic Preservation

The Chapin Park Local and National Historic District is served by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of South Bend and St. Joseph County. For more information about our neighborhood's history, check out the about the neighborhood section of our web site.

A list of resources regarding historic preservation and architectural restoration is provided below. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if we've left out any of your favorite information sources.

Selected Resources:

A Guidebook For South Bend Indiana's Chapin Park Local Historic District Details standards established to maintain Chapin Park's character defining features.

Historic Preservation Commission of St. Joseph County, Indiana Administers preservation standards for historic structures and districts in St. Joseph County. A local resource to anyone seeking guidance on properly repairing/restoring historic homes.

Neighborhood Email List Draws on the collective experience of your neighbors by using our email list for advice and contractor referrals for your next project.

Old House Web Products, ideas & how-to tips on old home remodeling, repair & improvement.

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana Note the tax credit programs for historic rehabs.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Resource on the importance of historic preservation with extensive practical information for historic homeowners.

South Bend Heritage Foundation Local community development corporation committed to the stabilization, enhancement and empowerment of our inner city neighborhoods.

National Registry of Historic Places Learn more about the national registry and historic districts such as Chapin Park.

Indiana Historical Bureau Publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens to learn and teach about the history of their communities, Indiana, and their relationships to the nation/world. 

Preservation Directory Lists of resources for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the US & Canada.

OldHouses.Com Resources for old house lovers

Old House Journal

National Park Service Preservation information from the NPS