113-year-old Studebaker Fountain has been fully restored
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Studebaker Fountain has been fully restored and will be re-dedicated by the city on August 25 in Leeper Park.
The fountain was dedicated initially by John Studebaker who commissioned the fountain in 1906.
The fountain stands at 28 feet tall, making it the largest Mott Fountain in the United States.
“When I took on this project I called everyone around the country who had a fountain installed to learn the ins and outs of how to go about doing this right,” Vicki McIntire, chair of the Studebaker Fountain Committee stated.
The project took nearly three years and involved experts from across the U.S.
Existing parts were restored while original molds were used to replace missing pieces.
A new lighting system has been added in the restoration which will allow the hand-blown fountain lights to change color.
Supporters can purchase an engraved brick for the fountain to raise funds to support maintenance for the future.