Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
You have to wonder "How many time we have all driven around that court house?" as we cruised the city. Even today with its Armco steel roof it is a beacon to all.
It was dark brown when I was a kid, although I don't recall many color photos like this one. All the more remarkable transformation when they sandblasted it to it's original tan color...maybe 30 years ago or more. It's still more tan than brown today, at least in my mind's eye. Thanks for the memory.
That IS a beautiful building. I was in town visiting a week ago and was admiring the steeple from across town. It's funny how you take things for granted when you see them everyday -- now, coming back only once or twice a year, I notice (and appreciate) things - like the courthouse building - that I never paid attention to while I lived there.
For an updated picture of the Court House click here and scroll down . . . The Butler County Court House
When I look at a picture of the Butler County courthouse, I can't help thinking back to about 1940. It was winter and I had parked on Diamond St. across from the Butler Eagle. When I returned to my car I found that the ice had fallen off the steeply slanting roof of the courthouse and landed squarely on my 1939 Plymouth coupe. By crouching in the front seat I was able to drive it to Keagle's Trading Post on the Pittsburgh-Butler Road for repairs. They did a fine job but I traded it shortly after that.Don Carlson
Not so beautiful is the very sterile new courthouse annex. The new prizon behind it should be a real beauty spot downtown. It should have been built on the Sunnyview property.
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