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Rockhaven Roadhouse & Cabins

State Highway CC, Niangua, MO

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As owners of the property from 1920 - 1927 Lawrence & Bertie Ferrier probably built this 1925 stone gas station, cafe and tavern. There were a few cabins thrown in out back for good measure. Except for the addition of the porch on the front the building seems to be pretty close to original in appearance. This is now a private residence with one small cabin in back apparently used as storage. It is located on Route 66 (Hwy. CC), south side, just past Niangua Rd and across from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

GPS: 37.379667, -92.854994

x The Marshfield Oil Company had a lease in 1929 but by 1932 it was a Conoco station and in 1938 it was a Texaco station. In the 1930s and 40s it was "the" local spot for dining and dancing. As was typical for a small business like this ownership changed several times, but the Rockhaven name continued to be used by the successive operators. It kept on operating as a business into the mid-1960s.

Photo(s): 2016



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