Buffalo High School (closed high schools)

Buffalo High School class of 1898 (Illinois Glory Days)

Buffalo High School class of 1898 (Illinois Glory Days)

Quick facts about Buffalo High School (the link connects to much more school information on Illinois Glory Days, a website that chronicles more than 1,100 closed high schools throughout Illinois).

Year opened: 1860s
Year 1st brick school built: 1870
Year 2nd brick school built: 1923
Last time as stand-alone high school: May 1937
Year of consolidation: September 1937
Year current school opened: September 1938 (Tri-City Community HS)
Team nickname: “Warriors”
School colors: Red & Black
Team nickname: “Warriors”

Tri-City was Illinois’ first consolidated school district. Buffalo residents (including those in Buffalo Hart & Lanesville) voted 165-38 in favor of consolidation. The vote was 94-10 in Sawson and 26-2 in Mechanicsburg.

Thanks to Phil Shadid for directing us to Illinois Glory Days.schs logo (2)

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