The Drawing Room or Galigher Room was originally used for entertaining. This room was the scene of the Grant reception in 1880. The large public reception for President Grant was held at the Halliday Hotel where it is estimated he shook hands with 5,000 people. The most dominant feature of the room is the ceiling. The molding is plaster of paris and was made on site. The chandelier in this room came from a home in St. Louis that was being razed. The chandelier originally in this room now hangs in the dining room. The mantles in this room are Carrara marble and originally burned coal. Above the mantles are portraits of Charles and Adelia Galigher, the builders of the house. The other mantles in the house are cast iron but painted white to appear like these mantles.