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Lowrie-Shaw House Museum (Senator Walter Lowrie House, Shaw House)

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Senator Walter Lowrie House, Shaw House
1828. 123 W. Diamond St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Scottish immigrant Walter Lowrie was a county commissioner, justice of the peace, and a Pennsylvania and later a U.S. senator. Built three years after his term in the Senate, this two-story, five-bay house has a four-over-four plan. A kitchen and a scrub room were added at the rear of the house in the 1870s. In 1986, Isabella Shaw left the house to the Butler County Historical Society, which has restored the building as the Lowrie-Shaw House Museum and the society's office. Nearby, at 209 W. Diamond Street, is a log house built c. 1840 on land once owned by Lowrie; it has been restored by local attorneys.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Lowrie-Shaw House Museum (Senator Walter Lowrie House, Shaw House)", [Butler, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 175-175.

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