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Historic Rushton Senior Apts

Senior Living

Considered South Bend’s first “skyscraper”, The Rushton was built in 1906 and housed real estate agents, clerks, managers, lawyers and teachers in its 35 apartments. Eventually abandoned in the early 2000s, the Rushton has spent the past decade awaiting a new purpose. Secured by Indiana Landmarks in 2005 and purchased by South Bend Heritage in 2012 – The Rushton is shining once again as a prominent fixture of downtown South Bend.

Contact & Location

501 W. Washington Street
South Bend, IN 46601
P: 574.400.0998

Leasing Process

Historic Rushton Apartments have several units available for rental, including:

  • Studios: 500 square feet
  • 1 bedroom: 1,000 – 1,200 square feet
  • 2 bedroom: 2,000 square feet

To begin the leasing process, download and submit the rental application linked below. The Property Manager will reach with next steps. Potential residents must be at least 55 years old and meet income requirements.


Historic Rushton and Robertson’s Apartments have a Resident Life Coordinator who organizes many cultural and health activities designed to keep seniors active. The Resident Life Coordinator program is supported by the Milton Fund at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and the Milton Trust at Wells Fargo.