Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois)
Front of the house
|Location||2700 Washington Ave.
Cairo, Illinois, Alexander County, Illinois
|Area||less than one acre|
|Governing body||Cairo Historical Association|
|NRHP Reference #||69000053|
|Added to NRHP||December 17, 1969|
The house is operated as a Victorian period historic house museum by the Cairo Historical Association.
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.
- Magnolia Manor - official site, apparently no longer operational
- Visitor's Guide to Magnolia Manor - part of a guide to the mid-Mississippi Valley
- Unofficial Southern Illinois Website - Magnolia Manor page
- Library of Congress - Survey number HABS IL-218 (Listed in 1934 as Peter T. Langan House the owner at the time)
- National Register nomination
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