|History||Upon entering the large manor gates on W. 26th Avenue, visitors came into a 37-1/2 acre estate and a wonderland of gardens. The farmland where wild choke cherries had grown was converted by owner Loius Liebhart into a fairyland of formal Japanese gardens along with special gardens for rare specimens of roses, phlox, and giant peonies. There were rock paths, bridges, pagodas, and lily ponds overhung with weeping willows and flowering shrubs. Louis Liebhart had built a four-story brick mansion and three tenant cottages. Once a week the gardens were opened for enjoyment by the public. Otherwise, formal engraved invitations admitted guests to the grounds. For almost half a century it was Jefferson County's number one sightseeing attraction. The estate appeared in several magazines and newspapers including the National Geographic.
The Cherrelyn horse car, from Englewood, stood for years on the porch at 26th Avenue. After the death of the heirs, the estate was sold to a group of businessmen with plans to subdivide the estate. The name Rose Acres lives on only in the subdivision (see subdivision) and in the name of Rose Acres Baptist Church.|