Built 1845-49 by William B. Sappington,
son of Dr. John Sappington, promoter of quinine
Long considered one of Missouri’s premier pieces of architecture, “Prairie Park” celebrates its 150th anniversary in 1999. Predominantly Greek Revival in style, this country mansion simply sparkles! The entry hallway and double parlors present beautiful detail molding befitting the home of a prominent entrepreneur and politician of the Boonslick in antebellum Missouri. Once the center of a 600 acre plantation, only one of the original outbuildings remains. The original summer kitchen has been incorporated into the main home which consists of two stories, four rooms over four rooms, with a center hall, and a two-story “T” wing at the rear of the house.
“Prairie Park,” a private residence, is available for group tours with advance reservations through the Friends of Arrow Rock. Minimum number in group is eight (8). Tickets are $10.00 per person. Friends of Arrow Rock members $8.00.