Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois) Information

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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)
Location2700 Washington Ave.
Cairo, Illinois, Alexander County, Illinois
Coordinates 37°0′34″N 89°10′57″W / 37.00944°N 89.18250°W / 37.00944; -89.18250

37°0′34″N 89°10′57″W / 37.00944°N 89.18250°W / 37.00944; -89.18250
Arealess than one acre
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP reference # 69000053 [1]
Added to NRHPDecember 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.


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]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Cairo, Illinois Attractions Archived 2012-07-09 at, Mark Twain's Mississippi River, Northern Illinois University Libraries.

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