Harold Madison Jr. — “Mr. Butch”
Dreadlocked, homeless, and usually cheerful, Mr. Butch was an iconic presence in Kenmore Square before moving his base of operations to Harvard Avenue in Allston a decade ago. Ranting in rhyme with a beer in hand — a tall boy, preferably — he would panhandle one minute and offer to share his take with a friend the next. After his death, friends organized a city parade in his honor.
Archive 7/12/07 Street icon dies at 56
(Evan Richman for the Boston Globe)