Buffalo Grove Lime Kiln - Polo, Illinois - National Register of Historic Places
Just outside with the small Ogle County, Illinois capital of scotland- Polo, if someone pays enough attention, there is an immaculate, and restored, 1800s lime kiln. Lime had many uses, including building mortars, lime was utilized within the mortars of many of the ancient civilizations. Worldwide, relics of this era dot the countryside and simply outside Polo is really a fine illustration of an 1870s perpetual lime kiln.
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The lime kiln is one of five properties belonging to the Polo Historical Society. The society undertook a restoration between 1992 and 1993 which cost around $10,000 and mainly replaced loose mortar, the deteriorated wooden portions, and cleared away overgrowth and debris.
Buffalo Grove Lime Kiln is among those places you wouldn't know was there unless someone told you about it, you were a nearby, or else you were very observant. However, if you know about it (and therefore are equipped with directions in the town librarian), it is not difficult to find. Leave Polo driving west on Dixon Street before you come to the T at Galena Trail Road, in which you will see a railroad bridge in your left. The lime kiln is along a dust road that intersects Galena Trail Road right in front from the railroad bridge. There is a small sign marking the kiln's location but it is an easy task to miss. Buffalo Grove Foreclosures
Once i went it was late January 2007, there is snow on the ground, and our small car couldn't make the go up the incline and then we parked on the other side from the railroad bridge, walked around to the dirt road and hoofed it to the lime kiln.
After hiking along the railroad tracks, flanked by Buffalo Creek for a quarter to half one mile we reached a clearing within the woods that was a classic limestone quarry. Sheer cliffs remained in the excavations about 50 yards away from where the lime kiln stood, in front of the tracks.
A decade following your historical society undertook the restoration, the lime kiln was put into the country's Register of Historic Places.