Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Old Firehouse


Fire Department and Police Station
Thanks: Beau Olson

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Covenant United Presbyterian Church ~

1813-2013
The oldest church building in Butler is also the city’s oldest congregation. The congregation began formally meeting at the Butler County Courthouse on 
April 7, 1813, with its current home being built in 1862.
Photo: Georgia Sawhook

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Eastland Diner ~ Butler - Erie

Butler Photo: Randy Flowerday
Erie Photo: Barbara Bloom
We went to Erie yesterday and located the former Eastland Diner from Butler.  It is now at the entrance to Presque Isle in Erie.  It is on display, and we walked inside to take pictures.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Center Avenue ~

Thanks: Dave Craig

Saturday, July 05, 2014

William Manners~Butler Author~BHS '26

William Manners
Editor, Biographer, Non-fiction Writer, Teacher, onetime boxer.
  • Father and the Angels. New York: Dutton, 1947.
  • Isn’t it a Crime? New York: Arc Books, 1947.
  • One Is a Lonesome Number. New York: Dutton, 1950.
  • Wake Up and Write. New York: Arc Books, 1962.
  • The Barking Cat Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Crying Schoolhouse Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Fifty-pound Giant Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • The Talking Pigeon Case. New York: P. Collier, 1963.
  • One, Two, three, Go. New York: Four Winds Press, 1967.
  • TR and Will: A Friendship that Split the Republican Party. New York: Harcourt, 1969
  • Patience and Fortitude: Fiorello LaGuardia: A Biography. New York: Harcourt, 1976.
  • The Quick and Easy Vegetarian Cookbook. (with Ruth Ann Mathers) New York: M. Evans, 1978.
† September 6, 1994

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Construction ~

Where Woolworth's used to be. 
Thanks: Barbara Bloom

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Donald B. Carlson Sr. BHS '38

† 8 September 2010
Donald Carlson sent me some of the first pictures posted on the Butler Blog. As a tribute to him I have posted the pictures he sent me. Click the label Photographer Don Carlson below. -- Charles

After graduating from BHS Don Carlson worked as a newspaper photographer, while earning his private pilot's license. Anxious to join the service, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 7 July 1942. He served as a flight engineer for the 10th Weather Headquarters in the China-Burma-India Theater, flying over the Himalayan Mountains (The Hump) and throughout China, Japan and Korea. He was a member of the CBI/Hump Pilots Association and was a 50-year member of the Butler Masonic Lodge. Don served faithfully with Community Companion Volunteers, a program of Lutheran Home Services. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bickel's Shoes ~

Thanks: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World War II Mothers ~

Photo: Melanie Wetzel

Friday, May 30, 2014

Charles Troutman Home ~

Home of Charles H. Troutman 
on
Main Street, 1898. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Oesterling & Son ~ Flour Feed Grain

Thanks: Gayle Barnett Radwanski

Monday, May 12, 2014

Don Kelly ~

Born in Butler. 
Third baseman for the Detroit Tigers.
Photo: Wikimedia

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Boy Scouts ~

Remember the meetings and the good days we had.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A Butler Physician ~

Dr. Robert T. Eckert
He was the Good Doctor for so many of us.
† 28 April 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pickle Gate Crossing ~












Hansen Avenue crossed the tracks at this location and then rose steeply up to Route 8. Note the bridge over the Connoquenessing in the foreground and St. Andrew Orthodox Church at the left. 
Photo: Barbara Bloom
Photo: Robert Emigh

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Calvary Cemetery ~

Photo: Robert Emigh

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Pearl Nitsche BHS '66 ~ Butler Author

Pearl Nitsche, a native of Butler, is an enthusiastic language teacher. She has lived in Vienna for the last 30 years. During that time she has trained thousands of teachers in Austria and other European countries and is in demand as an international conference speaker. She specializes in "nonverbal classroom management" and "brain-friendly learning". 


Thursday, April 03, 2014

Guardian Angel ~

Please let me know who sent me this photo. Charles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dolce Mia Bakery ~

Welcome to a new bakery and take-out restaurant downtown.
 332 South Main Street 
Photo: Mia's Bakery

Thursday, March 20, 2014

West Butler Grocery ~



William and Mary Klovak, owners. Store torn down, 2010. Was located at the bottom of Fairground Hill. 
Thanks: John Pichler



Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Stairway ~

Remember the feeling?
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Alameda Park ~ Pavilion

A imposing building at the park where the skating rink used to be.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Little Red School House ~

Constructed 1838
Photo by susankdavids via Flickr

Friday, February 14, 2014

Montgomery Ward ~

We kids loved Montgomery Ward's because they had some bicycles in the basement that we could feast our eyes on.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Boy Scout Camp Bucoco ~

Down-to-earth fun days with great fellowship.
Photo: familyoldphotos.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Butler Symphony Orchestra ~


In its 65th season. 
Music Director: Matthew Kraemer
Photo: butlersymphony.org

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sutton Gasoline Company ~

On  Kittanning Street 
1960s
Photo: ?

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Thomas Clayton Booher ~ BHS '66 ~ Butler Author

Thomas Booher's book The Oerken Leaves is a very good story. The genre is Christian science-fiction fantasy that does not offend or distort Biblical truth. It actually clarifies it.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Knights of Columbus ~

Knights of Columbus
On North Street across from the Junior High School 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hot Dog Shop ~

June 25, 1957
Photo: Butler County Historical Society