Elmerine home offers gatherings place
Sunday, September 16, 2012
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 ....