Mansions in the Fading City of Cairo, Illinois

Cairo, once a thriving river town of over 15,000 people feels like a ghost town with less than 3000 people and many abandoned buildings and dilapidated structures.  Many wonderful historic buildings have been lost to time.

We did find a few old mansions holding on to a different era.  The street, Washington Avenue, where these homes are located, was once called Millionaires Row.

Riverlore Mansion, Cairo, Illinois (built 1865)
Riverlore Mansion, Cairo, Illinois (built 1865)

 

Magnolia Manor, Cairo, Illinois (built 1869)

Magnolia Manor, Cairo, Illinois (built 1869)

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