This pen and ink drawing of an earlier view of the Lowry House hotel used to
hang in my grandmother's house. I remember hearing that she had commissioned it
from a local artist, Robert C. Rehm. It is based on an old photograph. - - - Jeff Schalles
Butler Little Theatre is a non-profit that strives to offer a broad range of high quality and entertaining live theater experiences to the community. They have been doing this for 75 years and it has provided us with rewarding and fun experiences. They offer their audiences comedies to delight, dramas to stir emotions, mysteries to challenge, and classics to expand theatrical and literary horizons.
Bob Hazy is a writer inspired by the works
of Melville, Steinbeck, Hemingway, and Dostoevsky. He studied literature at
Yale University earning a BA and also holds a MS in computer science from
Stevens. Although Bob built a career in information technology leadership and
is currently an independent consultant, his real love is writing and painting Click here. He lives in
the foothills of the Sierra in Northern California with his son, Nathan, and
their dog, Gus.
Congratulations, Bob, on your recently published book:
Nov. 17, 1975- Smoke continued to billow from the Alhambra Hotel - corner of Cunningham and Pillow Streets - at dawn as fireman from the Butler City Fire Department poured thousands of gallons of water into the 65-year-old building. Sixty-year-old Robert Walker died in the fire. ~ Butler Eagle
14 Marine reservists from the Cleveland area were killed in the first week of August 2005 by a roadside bomb -- one of the heaviest blows suffered by a single unit in the war. Two days earlier, six others from the battalion were killed while on sniper duty.
After 30+ years, she is still gone, but not forgotten, as her family and friends still pray for her safe return.Today marks the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of 8-year-old Cherrie Ann Mahan. The dark-haired and wide-eyed third-grade student at Winfield Elementary School was dropped off from her school bus along Cornplanter Road in Winfield Township, Cabot, Pennsylvania shortly after 4 o'clock that afternoon. Cherrie never made the 50 feet from her bus stop to her front door, and today, State Police at Butler are still collecting leads that will hopefully bring her home safely someday.
A Harmony Line trolley crosses the Lyndora valley. The trestle has been gone for many years, but at least one of the concrete posts used to support the trestle can still be seen from the location of the old Pullman Standard office building.
First generation Italians loved this Capuchin monastery. Crowds of them would make pilgrimages to Herman and spend the day there honoring St. Francis, the patron saint of the land they had left behind.
Joseph Sherman established his machine shop
in Butler in 1890. Two automobiles were
built in the Butler factory very early in the 20th Century, one owned by the
J.B. Sherman family, the other by the A.E. Russell family.
From an undated clipping of an auto-club run in the Russell car from Butler to
Pittsburgh: "These cars, both 50 horse power, have run throughout
the season, with little or no repairs, and without one serious breakdown.
Members of the party who made the trip say that some of the miles were covered
at a mile a minute clip, and even then the big machine did not seem to be
anywhere near its limit of speed."