Butler building razed

  • Butler Building
    Butler Building

    Make room for beauty; the old corner building is gone.  The City of Butler owns the building that recently stood at 219 Matilda Street, and now there is just an empty lot where it stood.  Soon the lot will be a nice gravel parking lot for customers of area businesses and tenants renting from private owners. By next spring, sidewalks will be added.
    Charlie Bay built the old building which rested on laid stones.  The front of the building was the post office and was at one time even a hat manufacturing business, among other many things.  For several years now, the building has stood empty, with no purpose.  It was becoming a hazard and an eyesore. Mayor Greg McElfresh stated that there was an old water spring found inside the house.
    Councilman Mason Taylor stated,  “It’s been a long time coming to tear this down and revitalize this city. It’s been my ultimate goal to make this place a quaint little town.”
    John Brandenburg won the bid for his bid of under $10,000.  Mr Brandenburg took lead of the project and was in charge of the trac hoe operations, trucks dumping and bringing in fill dirt if any was needed.     Mayor McElfresh wanted to express his sincere appreciation to the truck drivers for being so very patient during this destruction project, the citizens of Butler for obeying the guidelines laid out for them during this time and to Mr. Brandenburg for a job well done.