The Great Walls of Butler County

 

Butler County has so many great murals! So you can find them all easily, we made a walking tour of downtown Butler.  Many of them were painted by a group of Walldogs.

When you hear the word Walldogs what comes to mind? Most likely, it is not a group of painters and mural artists. But that’s that they are! Walldogs come from all around the world and bring their amazing skills to towns to paint walls with images of historical significance to that town. Each wall is a representation of people, places and products. Hundreds of Walldogs take time away from their businesses to spend four or five days each year transforming a town with murals and old-fashioned wall advertisements!

Jill Welsh, a local Walldog, and the Butler County Historical Society worked together to arrange for this outstanding group of artists to come to downtown Butler!

If you park in the garage on West Cunningham Street, these are very walkable. Don’t forget your camera! Plan to shop, eat and have some fun along the way, too.

If you have any other suggestions we may have missed, please contact Sara@VisitButlerCounty.com.  Thank you.

 

A - ARMCO
Location: Butler Eagle (W. Diamond St. side) 114 W. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Nancy Bennett

B - Bantam Jeep
Location: 123 W. New Castle St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Michael Clark

D - Boxing Scene
Location: 113 S. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001
*Mural inside Cubs Hall
Artist: Michael Rehm
A boxing ring with a crowd scene watching the fights.

E - Coca Cola
Location: 140 E. Jefferson St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Jill Welsh

F - Cooper Cabin Pioneer Homestead
Location: 226 N Main St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Bruce Greig
Nancy was a pioneer who lived in Cooper's Cabin for 101 years without modern conveniences for all of her life.

G - Diners and Drive-ins
Location: 117 S. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Andrew Henry

I - General Richard Butler
Location: 242-246 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog John Byrd

J - Inventions
Location: Butler County Ford, 400 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001
Artists: Amy Chow and Kristy Nyland
Mural highlights the past and current history of Butler's automobile and transportation industries.

K - Old Butler Brewery
Location: Butler Brew Works, 101 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Aaron Taylor

M - Postal RFD, Horse-Drawn Delivery
Location: 204 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001
Artists: Walldogs Sonny Franks and Julie Mauger Bertrand
Shows horse-drawn mail delivery.

N - Pullman-Standard
Location: Parking Garage, Vogeley St., Butler PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Chris Lovelady
Features steel rail car.

O - Storefront Scene
Location: 134-140 W. Jefferson St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Rabecca Signoriello

P - Town Scene
Location: 216 N Washington St., Butler, PA 16001
*Mural inside BHS Family Service Center
Artist: Michael Rehm
A town scene with chalkboard paint for kids to add to the mural.

Q - Uncle Billy Smith
Location: Butler County Historical Society, 123 W. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Walldog Jeff Lang
Smith is a Butler County native and was the pioneering oil driller in Titusville leading to the world's oil boom.

R - Underwater Scene
Location: 218 N McKean St, Butler, PA 16001
*Mural inside Public Library
Artist: Michael Rehm
A vast underwater scene with a bunch of hats and hidden objects to search for.

Also on the corner of West New Castle Street and Main Street, check out the scene on the side of the floral shop.

 

Hop back in your car to catch these two on your way out of town:

C - Baseball
Location: My Buddy's Place, 210 Pillow St., Butler PA 16001
Artist: Rabecca Signoriello
Mural includes baseball players, local bridges, steelworkers and Pullman Park.

H - Farmers Market
Location: Butler City Farmer's Market, 205 S. Chestnut St., Butler, PA 16001
Artists: Ian Thomas, Eileen Stroup and Katherine McLaughlin

L - Playground Scene
Location: 131 Homewood Dr., Butler, PA 16001
Artist: Michael Rehm
An outdoor playground designed with castles and kids art as well as designated play areas.

 

These were painted by the Walldogs July 28-31, 2016


And don’t miss these other murals around the county:
 

North

History and Points of Interest
Location: The Village at Slippery Rock, Main St. & New Castle St., Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Artists: Robert Qualters and high school students
More than 28 feet of several separate panels tells the story of how Slippery Rock got its name.

Slippery Rock
Location: North Country Brewing Co., 141 S. Main St., Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Artist: Sean Swihart

 

South

Coca Cola
Location: The Strand Theater, 119 N. Main St., Zelienople, PA 16063
Artist: Sign Innovations in Harmony

What is a Letterhead? It’s similar to a Walldog. The Letterheads visited Mars in 2002 and painted the following murals.

Children Reading
Location: Mars Public Library, 107 Grand Ave., Mars, PA 16046
Artists: Bill Masters and Letterheads

Mars History
Location: Former Foodland, 201 Grand Ave., Mars, PA 16046
Artists: Letterheads
This 108-foot mural shows what Main Street would have looked like 100 years ago, including oil well and train history.


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