Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois)
Front of the house
2700 Washington Ave.|
Cairo, Illinois, Alexander County, Illinois
|Area||less than one acre|
|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.
- 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)
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