Friday, March 11, 2016

Signature Inn South Bend, Indiana

aerial imagery courtesy of Bing maps
map graphic courtesy of at
Located in northern Indiana just off the toll road is Signature Inn's South Bend location.  This was one of three hotels built in 1986 and featured 123 rooms, two fewer than the other hotels built in this year.
The front/entrance of the hotel

The entrance canopy still retains its lights and skylights!
a shot of the canopy
Zoomed in on the canopy to better show the lights
I am unsure if this hotel was built with an indoor pool, or if the enclosure was built after the fact.  Imagery from Historic Aerials in 1998 shows the pool enclosed; the capture prior to that was from 1967, nearly 20 years before the hotel was built.
the pool area
The hotel became a Jameson Inn in 2006.  This was one of the last seven Signature Inn hotels owned by Jameson.  After December of 2012 or January of 2013, it became a Quality Inn.  Interestingly, according to St. Joseph County's records,  the owner is still listed as JER Jameson Properties LLC...

sources for this post include the St. Joseph County, Indiana, auditor's website, archived at, archived at, and imagery found through Bing Maps.

Photographs not accredited in their captions were taken by me.  These and additional photos can be found here: Formerly Signature Inn by Ryan on Flickr