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The Hotel Charitone was constructed in 1923. Designed by local architect William L. Perkins for Mr. Henry F. McCullough and Mr. W.D. Junkin as a premier hotel to serve the people of Chariton. Located on the northeast corner of the Chariton square, it consisted of 59 hotel rooms and a hotel dining and reception area on the main level.

In 2012 the property was acquired by Hotel Charitone LLC, a partnership between the Lucas County Preservation Alliance and local business Hy-Vee Inc. The partnership restore the property for residential and commercial use and opened in 2014. The Charitone currently consists of 12 apartments and The Iron Horse Neighborhood Grill located on the main level.

The Elbow Room (the lower level of The Hotel Charitone) is now available for meetings and events at this time. 

The Lucas County Preservation Alliance board includes Dennis Bisgard, Alyse Hunter, Alicia McGee, Raymond Meyer, Mariah Pierschbacher, Mackenzie Stites, and Christopher Watkins. The Hotel Charitone LLC is board members Dennis Bisgard, Alyse Hunter, Hilary Masters, Logan McGee, Becky Fletcher, Kent Storm, and Raymond Meyer. 

For more information about the property, to rent an apartment, or to contribute to the Alliance please call us at 641.774.0413 or email us at

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