Roslyn Heights, Headquarters of Missouri DAR
Roslyn Heights, an elegant Queen Anne style mansion, located in Boonville, Missouri, serves as the Missouri State Society’s headquarters. The home, built by Wilbur T. and Rhoda Stephens Johnson in 1895, was purchased by the Missouri State Society DAR in 1983, and was featured in the November 2012 issue of Missouri Life magazine, as one of the last of the “Main Street Mansions.”
Prior to the purchase of Roslyn Heights in 1983, the historic J. Huston Tavern, in Arrow Rock, Missouri, was the home of the Missouri DAR. The Old Kitchen, located in the tavern, is still maintained by the Missouri Daughters. The room was the state project of Honorary State Regent Lonabess C. Barnett, Jr., and is furnished with items belonging to the DAR and in keeping with the period of the tavern. A marker was placed on the door designating the room as being the project of the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. In view of the MSSDAR’s long association with the tavern, it seemed appropriate to maintain a presence there for visitors to enjoy.
The home, open daily by appointment, is also available for non-DAR events such as meetings, weddings, teas, anniversaries, and other social activities. For more information contact State Curator, Connie Lee.
Roslyn Heights is among the many properties that have been officially recorded in the National Historic Register as a direct result of Missouri Daughters (see Historic Preservation).