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93-year-old May House makes its move to South Bend’s Chapin Park Historic District

The historic May House moved this week to the Chapin Park Historic District in South Bend.

Beacon Health System and Indiana Landmarks partnered to relocate the 93-year-old May House from Park Lane near Memorial Hospital to the Chapin Park Historic District in South Bend.

The move took place early Thursday morning. Local residents and students lined the sidewalks to watch the house slowly move to its final destination on Riverside Drive. There, Indiana Landmarks plans to offer it for sale as a single-family residential dwelling.

“It was very satisfying to be part of preserving such a unique piece of South Bend history, and it was exciting to watch the May House on the journey to its new location,” said Shane Galloway, Beacon’s director of properties. Galloway shot the footage for our video below. “The move could not have been accomplished without the help and hard work of Indiana Landmarks, our partner on this project — which has been more than three years in the making.”

Click on the following photo to watch a short video compilation taken of the May House move:



Click here to read more about the May House from Indiana Landmarks website.

Here is local news media coverage:

Historic May House reaches its new resting place in nearby Chapin Park neighborhood (South Bend Tribune)
Historic ‘May House’ makes move to new location in South Bend (WNDU)
May House moved to new location on Riverside Drive (ABC57)

About Heidi Prescott

Passionate about writing her whole life, Heidi Prescott joined Beacon Health System in 2015 and currently serves as Senior Media Relations Strategist. A former newspaper journalist who has experience in TV, radio, magazines and social media, Heidi loves storytelling, photography and spending time in nature.