Lowrie / Shaw House

Built by Butlerís only United States senator, Walter Lowrie, in 1828, this is the   last   remaining house of its type in the Butler area.  A listing on the National   Register of    Historic Places has recognized its historical and architectural   significance.


The house and its furnishings were bequeathed to the Society in 1986, by Isabelle Shaw, a descendent of the Sullivan family, owners of the house since 1839.

Major restoration projects have been completed, both structural and decorative.  Furnishings have been returned to their appropriate rooms, the original Wilton wall-to-wall carpet has been recreated, and the house has been returned to its splendor of the late 19th century.

The house museum is open for tours on Friday afternoons from noon to 3:15 p.m. when the last tour of the day begins.  Tours are provided other days when docents are available and for special events.  Please call ahead for tour information  or to make special  arrangements for group tours.  Admission: $3.00 per adult, $1.00 per youth ages 5-17, and free for children under 5 and Butler  County Historical Society members.

The Lowrie/Shaw House is located at 123 West Diamond Street, directly behind the Butler County Courthouse, in Butler.    The office of  the Butler County Historical Society is now housed in this museum.   Many books on Butler County's history and other gift items are available in our office for purchase.

Please call 724.283.8116 for more information