The Oliver Gateway celebrates South Bend history, drawing its name from the old Oliver Chilled Plow Works site that is now a park on the east side of the neighborhood.
Elsewhere in Oliver, this working-class neighborhood always has been energized by its ethnicity, with immigrants from Poland, Hungary and Germany followed by more recent Latino neighbors. It’s home to some of South Bend’s favorite old-school taverns, and thriving small businesses like Jenny’s Bakery.
Contact: Rev. Charles and Susan Zawistowski, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Oliver Gateway neighbors partner with the Rum Village Neighborhood Association to hold their meetings. Rum Village meets monthly at the nature center, with details here. If interested, contact Fr. Charles.
North: Grand Trunk Railroad
South: Sample Street
East: Chapin Street
West: Olive Street