Mack C. Butler proudly stands in front of Finis Horne Arena that he bricked in 1992-93 and is one of the many buildings he's worked on throughout his 58-year career in brick masonry.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
The building landscape of Greenwood and many other cities would be vastly different without the imprint of longtime brick mason Mack C. Butler.
Butler, 84, had a 58-year career in brick masonry.
Butler’s family put together a “Brick by Brick” exhibit for Black History Month in the entryway gallery of The Museum, including photographs and videos, chronicling his masonry work on several prominent Greenwood buildings and others.
There is a free reception, open to the public, 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at The Museum, 106 Main St., Greenwood. The exhibit is on display through the remainder of February.
Butler’s skill is evidenced by the brick work of buildings on Lander University’s campus and ones connected to Self Regional Healthcare and the J.C. Self Research Institute on Greenwood Genetic Center campus, among others.
Outside of Greenwood, Butler worked on Finlay Hall of Christ Church- Episcopal in Greenville, completed in 1956, and several other buildings in other cities and states, including work on the University of Georgia campus.
From lattice work to herringbone patterns and different types of masonry bonds, Butler did the work.
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