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The Glenn House

325 S. Spanish St.
Cape Girardeau  Missouri  63703
United States
(573) 335-3490
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Midwest Living Review

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This restored historic home offers an interesting look at what life might have been like in late-1800s Cape Girardeau.

With a Spanish Street address hinting at Cape Girardeau’s diverse background, it’s easy to see why this 1883 Queen Anne-style home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in imposing style by a loving father for his daughter and her new husband, the Glenn House has been restored to period status by the local historical association. Light fixtures, furnishings, decor and even light levels are kept as they would have appeared in 1900, when the home was first equipped with electricity and indoor plumbing. Note, the cubbyhole-ish master bathroom is located off the second floor balcony, which connects to the master bedroom. Clothes, toys and appliances of the era give visitors a great sense of what upper/middle class life was like at the time.

The Glenn House is open to the public May through October and at Christmas, but group tours can be arranged year-round. Adult admission is $5, children $2.

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