Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bygone Butler ~

This stately home, known as the Showalter Residence, was located at Fulton and Main Streets, where Nationwide Insurance Company was, and adjacent to Howard Johnson's.
Thanks: Robert Emigh 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Phyllis Lundy BHS '68 ~ Our Most Recent Butler Author

The essential life questions ~ Who am I? ~ What do I want from my life? ~ How do I break through the barriers and start taking steps in the direction of my dreams?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Old St. Michael Church and Rectory ~

Thanks: Celia Snodgrass

Natili's Closing ~

 Photo: Steve Hindmann
Butler is saddened.
September 27, 2014
We are losing our favorite restaurant.

Hear Vince tell the story click.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 09, 2015

Keystone Hotel ~

Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Barbara writes that she recently went her Grandfather (C.C.) Boyer's old photograph album which is entirely about the construction of the old Wayne St. Viaduct (1914-1915). What she found interesting about this picture is that the building in the background has Keystone Hotel written on the side. This building must have been close by.

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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Natili's North ~

Natili's South has closed. The remaining restaurant
will now be located at 
Natili's North
on North Main Street. 

Photo: Barbara Bloom

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stepp Inn ~

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

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Serventi's Restaurant ~

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oesterling & Son ~

A  tremendous storehouse with railroad siding. 
Thanks: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kellar's Grocery Store ~

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

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

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

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. 

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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Troutman House ~ Moving Day

Photo: Carol Foster
Greetings Charles,
I would imagine that you are aware of the "happening" in Butler this morning. Just in case you haven't seen a picture, I thought I would provide one for you. This was taken first hand, this morning as the Troutman house crawled from Main Street to the new destination on N. McKean Street.
Carol Foster