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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lake Arthur in Fall ~

Our year-round playground.
Photo: Glenn Fulghum 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Vietnam War Memorial ~

Butler's Ultimate Sacrifice
 
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Nixon Hotel Lobby ~

Thanks: Robert Emigh

Friday, August 29, 2014

Natili's Closing ~

 Photo: Steve Hindmann
Butler is saddened.
We are losing our favorite restaurant but 
it will now be located at 
Natili's North
on North Main Street. 
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Monday, August 25, 2014

Worsley's ~ 87 years of service


Another regrettable closing. 
Everyone knew this storefront on Main Street. 
Photo: Barbara Bloom

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Milann Ruff Daugherty ~ BHS '64

Your Affectionate Son
by Milann Ruff Daugherty
When the Milann came across a box of yellowed letters in the bottom drawer of an old dresser, she discovered not only that the letters were all written by her great-great-uncle nearly one hundred and fifty years earlier but that they were a fascinating first-hand account of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a young soldier.

Friday, August 15, 2014

West End School 1986 ~

Thanks: Aryl Bashline

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gasoline Station ~

Gulf Station
Where Jefferson and Cunningham Streets meet.
Photo: Arnie Macko