Buffalo Township Public Library

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Buffalo Township Public Library
Ogle County Polo Il Buffalo Library1.jpg
The Carnegie Buffalo Township Public Library in Polo, Illinois.
Buffalo Township Public Library is located in Illinois
Buffalo Township Public Library
Location 302 W. Mason St., Polo, Illinois
Coordinates 41°59′13″N 89°34′38″W / 41.98694°N 89.57722°W / 41.98694; -89.57722Coordinates: 41°59′13″N 89°34′38″W / 41.98694°N 89.57722°W / 41.98694; -89.57722
Built 1903-04
Architect Patton & Miller
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Illinois Carnegie Libraries MPS
NRHP Reference # 95001236[1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1995

The Buffalo Township Public Library, now the Polo Public Library, is a library listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in the Ogle County, Illinois city of Polo. The library joined the Register in March 1995.


The brick Buffalo Township Public Library sits atop a limestone foundation and features a ceramic tile roof.[2] The library was constructed between 1903 and 1904 and was built by the firm of Greig & Baum.[2] The Classical Revival building was designed by the architectural firm of Patton and Smith.[2] Patton and Miller designed over 100 Carnegie libraries nationwide, including 15 in Illinois.[3]


The Buffalo Township Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995 for its significance in the area of education.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d Buffalo Township Public Library, "Property Information Report", HAARGIS Database, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, accessed January 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Schnell, Karen E. Illinois Carnegie Libraries, National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form, NPS Focus, National Park Service, November 10, 1993, accessed January 22, 2011.

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