The Butler Bulldog Memorial honors Butler’s live mascots, holds the remains of these beloved bulldog companions, and pays homage to the unofficial mascots that came before them. The memorial is more than just a resting place for Butler’s bulldog mascots, but a campus icon and point of pride for the Butler community.
This dual purpose (memorial and columbarium) piece is designed to be a timeless relic, built to last, which serves as a point of pride, provides an appropriate tribute, and ties in perfectly with its immediate campus surroundings. The memorial is located immediately east of Hinkle Fieldhouse, and atop the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl.
Modeled in Blue II’s likeness, the Bulldog Memorial prominently features a bronze bulldog sculpted by artist Dale Johnson of Old World Stone, Columbus, Ohio. Johnson carved the limestone bulldog statue that proudly stands before the south entrance to Butler’s Atherton Student Union.