Historic Preservation News & Events


Marker Honoring Freddie Fitzsimmons Unveiled

The City of Mishawaka has unveiled its first historic marker at 524 W Grove Street, which has been identified as the family home of baseball pitcher Freddie Fitzsimmons. The official unveiling took place Thursday morning, June, 29, 2017 at 10 am.

Fitzsimmons, or “Fat Freddie” as he was known, played, managed, and coached with several major league baseball teams from the 1920’s into the 1960’s. He was a World Series champion with the New York Giants both as a player (1933) and a coach (1954).

HPC Marches In City Parade

Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission marches in 2016 Mishawaka Memorial Day Parade in downtown Mishawaka on May 30, 2016.

Historic Preservation Commission Awards Plaque

The City of Mishawaka Historic Preservation Commission continues to identify local landmarks by affixing bronze plaques. On Thursday August 6, 2015, the plaque was installed at the Carlton Tavern House located at 911 Lincolnway West.