Butler County

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Butler County is named for Richard Butler, who was an American Revolutionary War general and who was killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

 

Created:  March 12, 1800

County Seat: 

Butler  1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Butler

 

Location:  124 West Diamond Street / North Main Avenue

Built:  1881 – 1885

Style:  High Victorian Gothic

Architect:  James P Bailey

Contractor:  R B Taylor

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story stone structure. The outside walls are 22″ thick, made of honey-brown colored local sandstone lined with brick. The central tower rises four stories with clock and steep stainless steel mansard roof. Smaller square stone towers are on the north and south corners. The second story has arched windows. The building has an enclosed front porch. The building was enlarged in 1908. The architect was J D Fulton and the contractor was R B Taylor.

 

Note:   The first courthouse was constructed in 1807. The previous courthouse was built from 1853 to 1855. The contractor was William Bell. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1883.

 

County Government Center – Butler

 

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Location:  124 West Diamond Street / North Main Avenue

Built:  1989 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foreman-Bashford Architects

Contractor:  O’Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a seven story red colored brick and buff colored concrete structure. The building descends a slope on the west side. The east front has a recessed glass entrance on the second story. The building is connected to the courthouse by a fourth story bridge. The building is named as the Butler County Government Center.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County and Venango County

E – Clarion County and Armstong County

S – Westmoreland County and Allegheny County

W – Beaver County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015