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Friday, September 03, 2010

The Lowrie/Shaw House ~ Behind the Court House


This house was built by Walter Lowrie, Butler's United States senator, in 1828. The house and its furnishings were bequeathed to the Butler Historical Society in 1986, by Isabelle Shaw, a descendent of the Sullivan family, owners of the house since 1839.

9 comments:

Bob Orsborn said...

Lowrie/Shaw House is now a museum and houses the offices of the Butler County Historical Society. For more info go to www.butlerhistory.com/shawhouse.htm

Anonymous said...

This house always seemed so sterile to me. Too symetrical,too square and the location not to my liking. I preferred the houses along North Mckean,some on washington,North and New Castle streets near the fire station. I am glad that it has come to good use.

Bob Dorcy

Anonymous said...

Sorry Bob, maybe we can have it moved just for you.

Anonymous said...

Hey,anonn,that's a great idea. If u need an idea on where to stick it I can tell you.

Anonymous said...

this is a GREAT house and i am surprised Butler has not torn it down already to make room for a vacant lot!

Anonymous said...

That is a nice house, but I personally prefer the large victorian houses throughout town.
Its amazing what they were able to create with hand tools at the turn of the century.

Anonymous said...

Donald O Oesterling was a United States Senator

Anonymous said...

The house was built in 1828, not the turn of the century.

Anonymous said...

From Wikipedia: Donald O. Oesterling is a former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, serving from 1965 to 1972.[1] Not a U. S. Senator.