Thursday, March 05, 2015

Butler High School Lockers ~

Photo: Barbara Bloom

Friday, February 27, 2015

BHS Swimmers ~ A Perfect Season ~ 1970

A full page ad that ran in the Butler Eagle on February 27, 1970, commemorating the undefeated season of the BHS varsity swim team.
Some names: 
Bill Sheavly; Joe O'brien, Eric Cottington; Dave Kovac; James Zambroski; Bob Curry; Chris Garber; David Haas; Ed Graham; John L. Wise, III; Scott Foringer; Barry Kirkman.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Butler Attorneys ~ 1947

Click on photo to enlarge.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hindman Moving and Storage ~



Founded 1899
Thanks: Janice Kowal

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Peggy Lou Bakery ~

Thanks: Celia Snodgrass

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stepp Inn ~

Was located on Route 8 south at the turnoff to the airport. 
They served good meals.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Flooding on Pillow Street ~

1951
Photo: Carl Acquaviva

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Serventi's Restaurant ~

A favorite Butler restaurant since 1955. 
Thank you, Joe.
Sad closing: April 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Great West Window ~

The magnificent window above the sanctuary in St. Paul's church.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

View of Butler ~

Hometown, Butler.
Thanks: Richard Sanders

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oesterling & Son ~

Thanks: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Soap Box Derby ~


On East Jefferson Street
 ca. 1950
Thanks: James Cooper

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Walkway at BHS ~

Familiar site?
Photo: Wayne Lee Brady

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gasoline Station ~

Gasoline Station was at the corner of Jefferson and Washington Streets. In the background - Young's Funeral home. 
Photo: Arnie Macko

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In a Cave in the Netherlands ~

Photo and Comment: Dan Roxbury
While in the Netherlands recently I visited the Velvet Cave. During WWII the cave, where I found this soldier's name, had been used as a shelter for the public and also by American Troops. Many soldiers have inscribed their names in this sandstone cave. I knew about this prior to visiting the cave and had been looking to spot where the soldiers wrote their names. The first thing I spotted was "S F Henry Butler PA". At first glance, I thought this was possibly my grandfather Henry Dottle from Butler PA. I was blown away because Butler PA is where I grew up, and I saw it written 2 more times. This was by far the highlight of my trip! I know my Grandfather was actively serving in Europe in 1945 when most of the names were written inside the cave. I will always wonder if he had been there or if he knew the other men from Butler who were. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The New Comique Theater ~

The theater is the first building on the left side.
Thanks: Robert Emigh

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kellar's Grocery Store ~

Also famous for the Mail Pouch sign.
From: The Outskirts of Suburbia 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Parade 2014 ~

Thanks to our veterans. 
Photo: Marie Colosimo

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gas Station at the End of the Viaduct ~

Gas was cheap, less than 20 cents.
Photo: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Kelly Automotive Park ~ Baseball ~ Pullman Park Renamed

I was really impressed by the beauty of the ballpark.
Photo and comment: Barbara Bloom
[In January 2014 the naming rights of Pullman Park were sold to Kelly Automotive of Butler.]

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Main Street ~

Trees on Main Street
Photo: Butler Downtown

Saturday, October 25, 2014

BHS ~ Friday Night Football ~ 2014


                    08/29   BHS 10 [L] – Altoona - 28
                    09/05   BHS 31 [W] – Baldwin - 21   
                    09/12   BHS 07 [L] -  North Hills - 35
                    09/20   BHS 42 [W] -  Shaler - 7
                    09/26   BHS 22 [L] -  Seneca Valley - 29
                    10/03   BHS 00 [L] -  North Allegheny - 21
                    10/10   BHS 10 [L] -  Pine Richland - 48
                    10/17   BHS 00 [L] -  Fox Chapel  - 21 
                    10/24   BHS 14 [L] -  Central Catholic - 55

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Majestic Theater ~

Not very majestic now.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beautifying Butler ~ Mural

To the left at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Street you can see St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stoughton's Beach ~

This was a real treat for us as kids. There were cabins, too, that were for rent in the summer. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Trader's Music Store ~ ca. 1958

Thanks: Paul D. Johnson Jr. 
click to enlarge

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Pittsburgh-Butler Airport ~


Just south of Butler, off Route 8.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Butler Symphony Orchestra ~ Schedule



October 4, 2014España
Nicholas Goluses, Guitar
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capricco Espagnole
Joaquín Rodrigo – Concerto Aranjuez
Maurice Ravel – Alborada del Gracioso
Georges Bizet – Carmen, Suite 1
Manuel DeFalla – Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 2

November 1, 2014The Magical Music of Disney
Disney lovers young and old will enjoy the great tunes from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin and much more performed with memorable Disney animation.

December 6 Holiday Traditions– Butler Intermediate High School
December 7Holiday Traditions – Mars Area Senior High School
Michele Ragusa
Bring the whole family for a cherished Butler County tradition. Featuring special guest Michele Ragusa, sing along with your favorite holiday music.