Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 83002087
Historic Name I.O.O.F. BUILDING OF BUFFALO
Description of Significance THE TWO-STORY IOOF BUILDING OF BUFFALO WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1917 AND SERVED AS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE AUSTERE PLAINS COMMERCIAL STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE, TYPICAL OF NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA AFTER STATEHOOD. IT WAS ALSO SIGNIFICANT AS A SOCIAL CENTER AND THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN THE COUNTY. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER 7/14/1983. DEMOLISHED CA 2003.
Current Name HARPER COUNTY JOURNAL OFFICE
Address 110 W. TURNER
City BUFFALO
County HARPER
Lot 5
Block 127
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function SOCIAL: MEETING HALLMEETING HOUSE
Current Function N/A
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 COMMERCE
Date Prepared 8/1982
Year Built 1917-1924
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style COMMERCIAL STYLE
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material METAL; WOOD
Door Material ALUMINUM
Decorative Details SQUARES ABUTTING EACH SIDE OF THE TOP OF THE SECOND FLOOR WINDOWS TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF EYEBROW HOODS
Condition DEMOLISHED
Comments DOCUMENTATION SOURCES: (CONT) SAGE AND SOD: HARPER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, 1885-1974, VOL. 2, HARPER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1975, P.76-88.
Restricted N