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Elizabeth Rozier and her husband, George, a Missouri senator and local lawyer, moved into the home at 1216 Elmerine Ave. in 1944. A consummate hostess, Rozier was known for her parties and gatherings held there.

Elizabeth Rozier and her husband, George, a Missouri senator and local lawyer, moved into the home at 1216 Elmerine Ave. in 1944. A consummate hostess, Rozier was known for her parties and gatherings held there. Photo by Kris Wilson.

A champion for historic preservation efforts in Jefferson City delighted in her own historic home on Elmerine Avenue.

Elizabeth Rozier and her husband, George, a Missouri senator and local lawyer, moved into the home in 1944. A consummate hostess, Rozier was known for her parties and gatherings held there.

In her prime, her home was also a popular Halloween stop for warm apple cider and homemade cookies. Built in 1916 for the Wagner Realty Company, the home became the center of a new subdivision at the end of the trolley line.

Elmerine Street today is an anachronism. Just as in the early years when Rozier was rearing her family, neighbors know ....

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