Keystone Apartments

Keystone Apartments
300 Harrison Avenue
Charleston, Illinois

The first apartment building in Charleston,  Walter G. Alexander and Harold W. Greene began construction of the Keystone Apartments in June 1922.  Alexander’s father, John Walker Alexander, opened a dry goods store on the square in Charleston in 1899 and the Alexander family operated a retail store at various locations on the square until 1976.  Alexander and Greene owned the building until 1944, although they temporarily lost title to the building during the Depression from 1933 to 1936 due to failure to pay property taxes.

Over the last 87 years the building has had only four owners. The Keystone Apartments offers four spacious one bedroom apartments and a large two bedroom apartment.   A coin-operated washer and dryer is located in the basement and a parking lot with reserved parking spaces for each unit is located adjacent to the building. Water and trash removal are paid by the owner.  Residents share the cost of the steam radiator heat, which provides a moist, even heat during the winter.

One Bedroom Apartments

Each one bedroom apartment offers a porch in the front of the unit, hardwood floors throughout,  oak trim, a clawfoot bathtub with shower, ceiling fans in most rooms and a deck overlooking the yard.

Apartment 2:  Rented through July 31, 2020.
Apartment 3:  Rented through July 31, 2019.
Apartment 4:  Rented through July 31, 2019.
Apartment 5:  Rented through July 31, 2020.

Two Bedroom Apartment

This ground level apartment features antique brick walls in the living room and bedrooms, hardwood floors, a large kitchen and bathroom and ceiling fans in most rooms.  The apartment also has a bonus room which can be used as a study or a third bedroom.

Apartment 1:  Available. Rent $480.

The security deposit for all units is $250.  All leases end on either June 30th or July 31th and can be renewed for an additional year. Residents’ checking accounts are electronically drafted on the fifth of each month for the amount of rent due. Pets are permitted with an additional security deposit of $125 and payment of an additional $18 per month rent for a dog and $12 per month rent for a cat. Contact us for more information.