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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

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Louis L. McAllister photographed people and places near Burlington, Vermont for 60 years. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on October 16, 1876, the son of Julius S. McAllister (born 1841 in Lincoln, VT) and Rosette Gould (born in Vermont in 1851). Julius McAllister worked as a photographer and dentist in Washington D.C., Bristol, Vermont and Columbus, Nebraska. Around 1895, Julius, his third wife Amy, and their children left Nebraska for the Union Soldiers’ Colony in Fitzgerald, Georgia. By 1900, Julius and Amy were divorced, and Amy and her stepson Louis were working as photographers in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Date:  1938-1940; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Photograph taken at the corner of Sherman Street and North Avenue (to the right) showing the swings at the playground of Battery Park. The north entrance to the park can be seen to the left. Also note the traffic and direction marker at the intersection.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

    Date:  1938-1940; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1938-1940 photograph of the south entrance to Battery Park at the intersection of Battery Street(left), Park Street (center right) and Pearl Street (lower right). The fountain to the right was later moved and now is located on the Battery Street walkway.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

      Date:  1938-1940; undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1938-1940 photograph of the north entrance to Battery Park. The old two story bandstand can be seen in the distance. Also note clearer image of the traffic and direction marker to the right.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

        Date:  1938-1940; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1938-1940 photograph of the eastern edge of Battery Park looking south from the intersection of Sherman Street and Park Street

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

          Date:  1938-1940; undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          May 26, 1938. Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the new pavement under construction. Note the new integral concrete curbs and gutters which were constructed during sub-zero weather in the month of January; also the asphalt penetration base constructed over a heavy telford stone base on which a hot mix stone-filled-sheet asphalt wearing course is being constructed.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

            Date:  1938-1940; undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1938-1940 photograph of the south entrance to Battery Park (after completion of WPA [Work Projects Administration] project?) Note new light poles, widened road and the completed parapet wall.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

              Date:  1938-1940; undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1938-1940 photograph of the south entrance to Battery Park with WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project sign. Note the old light poles and that southern portion of the parapet wall has not yet been built.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                Date:  1938-1940; undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1938-1940 photograph of Battery park prior to the start of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) project, looking south toward the observation platform. Note the piles of construction sand in road, the old light poles and the lack of the parapet wall along the walkway.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                  Date:  1938-1940; undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Photograph of Battery Park dated June 3, 1938. This view shows the construction of the stone masonry parapet wall with the reinforced concrete caps.The completed portion of the wall can be seen in the distance, as well as one of the new light poles.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                    Date:  1938-1940; undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Photograph of Battery Park dated May 26, 1938 showing the resurfacing of the road underway. Also note that the construction of the parapet wall has begun.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                      Date:  1938-1940; undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1938-1940 photograph of Battery Park. Original caption reads: WPA (Work Projects Administration) 65-12-344 View of the asphalt plant mix binder. Coarse on sidewalk and concrete base for parapet wall in Battery Park. Note excavation for concrete integral curb and gutter at right.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                        Date:  1938-1940; undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1938 - 1940 photograph of Battery Park. Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the 10' asphalt sidewalk after the base had been placed and rolled just prior to placing the finish coat; also the concrete footing to receive the stone masonry parapet wall. Note the old system of street light poles and the old pavement to the right. The look-off with Rock Point in the distance.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                          Date:  1938-1940; undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          ALLIS-CHALMERS, MODEL 1B TRACTOR WITH 16 HP ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH A BAKER "V" TYPE SIDEWALK SNOW PLOW NO. 281420-223V-107. This view shows the No.1 Tractor plow unit plowing snow in Battery Park. Notice the depth of the snowfall which is approximately eight inches. This equipment did not experience any difficulty in plowing this depth, although as you will note in the picture the snow had become frozen and difficult to plow with ordinary horse-drawn plows. This unit removed the snow from three routes formerly requiring the services of three horse-drawn units, the time required being approximately five to six hours depending upon the weather conditions, the gas consumption being approximately four to five gallons per trip. The total distance covered by the entire trip is approximately twenty miles. The specifications of this unit can be found on the back of the original photograph. 1938-1940

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                            Date:  1938-1940; undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Photograph of Battery Park dated July 11, 1938 looking north toward the look-off. Note completed parapet wall and new light poles. Probably Work Projects Administration project.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                              Date:  1938-1940; undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1938-1940 photograph of Battery Park showing crews working on the resurfacing of park walkways. The emptied fountain can be seen in the foreground and the bandstand can be seen to the right.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                Date:  1938-1940; undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Photograph dated June 3, 1938, Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the construction of the stone masonry parapet wall with the reinforced concrete caps. Note the first concrete cap being polished after removing the forms also the reinforced materials in the right foreground in reinforcing the caps also the special forms used in pouring the concrete caps.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                  Date:  1938-1940; undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  1938-1940 photograph (may be summer 1938) of the north entrance to Battery Park at the completion of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) project.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

                                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                    Date:  1938-1940; undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    1938-1940 photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. work crew resurfacing lower Battery Street.

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                                      Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Photo of the dedication of a plaque by the Ladies Auxiliary. Location is in or near Battery Park, Burlington. Children join the dedication. Seen in the background is Brewer Bros. Inc., a car dealership (DeSoto, REO trucks, buses and Plymouth) and service business once located at 1-9 No. Avenue (current site of the Burlington Police Dept). A Queen City bus also in the background.

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                                        Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                        Date:  1957

                                        Resource type:   photographs

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                                        1957 photo showing a gathering of veterans and neighborhood children, probably on Veterans Day. An elderly gentleman (seen in mcalB21F12i01), standing at a microphone, is addressing the crowd. The location is Battery Park (DeSoto/Plymouth dealership seen on far left is Brewer Bros. at No. 1-9 North Ave., the north edge of Battery Park), and the crowd is facing the memorial placed there in memory of Howard W. Plant, "the first Burlington boy" to die in World War I.

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                                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                          Date:  1957

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                                          1957 photo of a Veterans Day ceremony at Battery Park. A man in uniform places a wreath at the VFW memorial site dedicated to Howard W. Plant, as a small crowd of women veterans (wearing garrison caps) and children look on. Weather on this day was chilly, with 15-25 mph winds, according to the Burlington Free Press. The other possible occasion may be the 40th anniversary of Plant's death (6 Dec., 1917).

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                                            Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                            Date:  1957

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                                            Same event as in mcalB21F12i02 but with a different veteran speaking at the microphone. Very likely Veterans Day at Battery Park.

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                                              Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                              Date:  1957

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                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Another view of Veterans Day (1957) at Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. Veterans, one soldier in uniform, and children from the neighborhood are present. The speaker at the microphone is as yet unidentified but could easily be a veteran of World War I (see also mcalB21F12i01-mcalB21F12i02).

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                                                Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                Date:  1957

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1957 photo of a veterans' ceremony at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt., perhaps on Veterans Day. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. This gathering is at the Howard William Plant memorial. Plant, as the plaque states, was the "first Burlington boy" to die in World War I. VFW Post #782 is named the "Howard Plant Post" in his honor. Plant died in 1917, so this ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of his death.

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                                                  Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars

                                                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                                                  Date:  1957

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1957 photo of a Veterans Day memorial at Battery Park in Burlington, Vt. Crowd consists of men and women veterans (many wearing uniforms and/or garrison caps), and children. A few men seem to be lined up to speak at the microphone.

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