Former Studebaker Administration Building.

Former Studebaker Administration Building.

The notched look of the Studebaker headquarters building at the NW corner of Bronson and Main in downtown South Bend was to accommodate a track that once connected the PRR’s Vandalia Line to the NYC. When the NYC (and Grand Trunk) were elevated onto a viaduct through downtown South Bend the connection was severed to the PRR but the notch remained.