Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois)

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Magnolia Manor
Magnolia Manor.jpg
Front of the house
Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois)
Location 2700 Washington Ave.
Cairo, Illinois, Alexander County, Illinois
Coordinates 37°0′34″N 89°10′57″W / 37.00944°N 89.18250°W / 37.00944; -89.18250Coordinates: 37°0′34″N 89°10′57″W / 37.00944°N 89.18250°W / 37.00944; -89.18250
Area less than one acre
Built 1869
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Cairo Historical Association
NRHP Reference # 69000053[1]
Added to NRHP December 17, 1969

Magnolia Manor is a postbellum manor located in Cairo, Illinois, located in Alexander County. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since December 17, 1969.[1]

The house is operated as a Victorian period historic house museum by the Cairo Historical Association.

History[edit]

The manor was built by the Cairo businessman Charles A. Galigher in 1869. It is a 14 room red brick house which features double walls intended to keep out the city's famous dampness with their ten inch airspaces. Inside the home are many original, 19th century furnishings. Galigher became a friend of Ulysses S. Grant during the time Grant had command in Cairo. When Grant retired after two terms as president he was subject of a lavish celebration at Magnolia Manor.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Cairo, Illinois Attractions, Mark Twain's Mississippi River, Northern Illinois University Libraries.

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