301 W. Edwards (1926)


This is from the original post in Dec 2007.  I will get this updated with the new Boone’s ASAP.

Springfield City Directory:

Current – Boone’s Uptown Grill
2000 – Boone’s Saloon
1990 – Boone’s Saloon
1980 – Vacant
1970 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1960 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1950 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1940 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1930 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1920 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1910 – Fred Gottschalk Co.
1900 – Fred Gottschalk Co. (Grocery)


  1. s. cleary:

    Wasn’t 301 W. Edwards also a Dairy Rose Ice Cream Shop in the late 70’s or early 80’s??

  2. You are right…this is actually a repost from an older version of the site, and here are the comments about the Dairy Rose:

    1. mark obrien Says:
    April 20th, 2006 at 2:17 pm
    wasn’t boones saloon previously Dairy Rose? for several years? i worked at the stratton/state house for over 30 years and ate ice cream and lunch there many times.

    2. Bob J Says:
    April 21st, 2006 at 3:19 pm
    I remember Dairy Rose. Mid-to-late 1970’s would be my guess of when it was there.

    3. Russ Says:
    April 22nd, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    Bob nailed it. The Dairy Rose Ice Cream Parlor opened at 301 W. Edwards in 1975 and closed in 1979.

    4. Karey W Says:
    April 24th, 2006 at 7:29 am
    This did house Dairy Rose Icecream Parlor. There was dining on the right side and carryout on the left side. This was my sister and I’s very first job and I now have purchased the buiding with my brother. It has been renovated and serving Lunch and dinner 7 days a week including serving in the gorgeous landscaped beer garden. It is now called Boone’s Uptown Grill. Come see us and the new changes.

    5. dmayol Says:
    June 3rd, 2006 at 5:05 pm
    There was also briefly a gift shop in this location called ???. I can’t remember, but want to say something like Elephant’s Trunk…

  3. Jay:

    I remember the Dairy Rose. My dad would take my brother and I there. It’s closing in 79 sounds about right

  4. Scott:

    I don’t live in Spfld anymore, but I heard that Boone’s Saloon closed. Is that true?

  5. YVONNE:


  6. Nicki:

    My parents had their first place in the apartments behind there. The buildings were torn down and he visitors center sits there now. As for the Dairy Rose, my Dad proposed to my mom over an ice cream from there.

  7. My Grandmother lived near there in the 70’s. Every chance my brother and I had we would go and visit her, she would always give a dollar or two and let us walk to the Dariy Rose. I remember the wrought Iron chairs and the ordering counter was almost taller than me. We would sit with our ice cream cones and look out the window as we visited with Grandma. She is 94 now and doing great, I know she would still take me there if it was the Dairy Rose. What a great place!!!

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