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Encyclopedia > Magnolia Manor (Cairo, Illinois)
Magnolia Manor
Historic Magnolia Manor in Cairo, Illinois.
Location: Cairo, Illinois, Alexander County, Illinois, USA
Coordinates: 37°0′47″N, 89°10′49″W
Built/Founded: 1869
Added to NRHP: December 17, 1969[1]
Governing body: Cairo Historical Association

Magnolia Manor is a postbellum manor located in Cairo, Illinois, located in Alexander County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been since Dec. 17, 1969.[2] Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois in the United States. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois in the United States. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...


History

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.[3] Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and politician who was elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ...


Notes

  1. ^ NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places, retrieved Oct. 2006.
  2. ^ NRIS Database, National Register of Historic Places.
  3. ^ Cairo, Illinois Attractions, Mark Twain's Mississippi River, Northern Illinois University Libraries.
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