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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: Colchester Ave

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

Date:  undated; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photo but may be late 1920s (1928-1929). View is at the base of Colchester Ave looking up the hill with Lower Winooski Road (Riverside Ave) to the right. Automobiles line up in the intersection. To the far right are billboards and an abandoned trolley car. The cable running across the photo may be for the no longer used trolley. Construction crew works on street pavement.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

    Date:  1929; 10-21

    October 21, 1929. View of Riverside Ave after resurfacing of the road by the city street dept approaching the Winooski Bridge. Old mill on the left (later converted to Forest Hills Factory Outlet) was a branch of the American Woolen Company and known as Champlain Mills. This mill is on East Canal Street, Winooski.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

      Date:  undated

      Undated photo of Riverside Ave but may date from 1929 or early 1930s. Shows city street dept workers resurfacing a portion of the road as it approaches the intersection of Riverside and Colchester Ave. near the Winooski Bridge. The Champlain Mill (branch of the American Woolen Company) in Winooski is seen in the center background.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

        Date:  undated

        Undated photo but may be 1929 or early 1930s view of portion of Riverside Ave looking toward Winooski, the bridge and the Champlain Mills during road construction project by the Burlington Street Dept.

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          Title:   Churches, Identified

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Slate roof being removed from St. Francis De Salles Church. Winooski, VT. By the A.C. Hathorn Co. Roofing Contractors - Burlington, VT. And being recovered with Anaconder Sheet Copper. Undated.

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            Title:   Sewer Projects

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            A view of a large dirt pile to the left of the photo and some timber construction seen to the right. The Champlain Mill in Winooski, Vermont is seen in the upper right corner of the photo.

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              Title:   Sewer Projects

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

              Date:  undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Winooski Bridge Construction ; sewer project

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                Title:   Sewer Projects

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Winooski Bridge Construction ; sewer project ; view of rebar supports

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                  Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                  Date:  1943-06-03

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  June 3, 1943. This view shows a close-up of the "A" frame and special attachment for a "rolling pull". In removing the (trolley track) rails on this project without the aid of a cutting torch and with very little damage to the pavement.

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                    Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                    Date:  1945-08-24

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    August 24, 1945. This view was taken from the Burlington end of the bridge looking northerly. Note the asphalt construction crew placing the 2 inch hot plant mix asphalt wearing surface on the westerly half of the bridge while the other half is being used for two way traffic. This wearing surface was placed 2 inches in thickness and tapered off on to the approaches at each end. The cost of this work was borne by the City of Winooski and City of Burlington sharing in the proportion of the grand list of each City and the State Highway Department. The State Highway Department paid for 4/5 of the total cost while the other fifth was divided between the two cities.

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                      Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                      Date:  1945-08-24

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      August 24, 1945. This view was taken from the Winooski end of the bridge looking toward Colchester Ave. hill. Note the completed hot plant mix wearing surface on the right half of the bridge (asphalt spreader and roller shown in the distance) while two way traffic is suing the left half of the bridge. The crew in the left foreground is removing the old cold-patch aprons which were temporarily placed near the newly installed steel expansion lanes during the previous season. This wearing surface was placed 2 inches in thickness and tapered off on to the approaches at each end. The cost of this work was borne by the City of Winooski and City of Burlington sharing in the proportion of the grand list of each City and the State Highway Department. The State Highway Department paid for 4/5 of the total cost while the other fifth was divided between the two cities.

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                        Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                        Date:  1928-03-23

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Reconstruction of the Winooksi Bridge after the 1927 flood. Seen here is wood framing for the bridge on the Burlington side looking toward Winooski. Champlain Mill to the right.

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                          Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                          Date:  1927

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after the 1927 flood (reopened 1928). In the background is one of the mills (later housed Forest Hills Factory Outlet)

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                            Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                            Date:  1928-06-12

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            June 12, 1928. Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after the 1927 flood. Reopened in 1928. Champlain Mill seen to the right.

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                              Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                              Date:  1928-06-12

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              June 12, 1928. Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge looking up Colchester Ave on the Burlington side.

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                                Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after the 1927 flood. Reopened 1928. View is from Winooski looking up Colchester Ave on the Burlington side. To the far right no longer is seen the Johnson Grain Co. building as it has been torn down.

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                                  Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                  Date:  1928-07-03

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  July 3, 1928. Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after the 1927 flood. Reopened 1928. View is looking toward Winooski. Champlain Mill to the right.

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                                    Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                    Date:  1927

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    View of where the Winooski Bridge was swept away in the 1927 flood. Still much debris seen. View is looking across the river up Colchester Ave on the Burlington side. To the far right no longer is seen the Johnson Grain Co. building as it has been torn down.

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                                      Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                      Date:  1928-03-23

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Cold weather view of the reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after the 1927 flood. Seen here is a wooden plank walkway built by and for the workmen who can be seen out in the Winooski River on another part of the bridge construction. Reopened in 1928.

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                                        Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                        Date:  1928-07-07

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        July 7, 1928. 5 P.M. Construction workers rebuild the Winooski Bridge connecting Burlington and Winooki over the Winooski River. View is looking toward Winooski.

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                                          Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                          Date:  1928-07-03

                                          Resource type:   photographs

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                                          July 3, 1928. Construction workers seen on the steel beams during the construction of the Winooski Bridge. It was destroyed in the 1927 flood and reopened in August 1928.

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                                            Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                            Date:  1928-07-05

                                            Resource type:   photographs

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                                            July 5, 1928. Construction workers rebuild the Winooski Bridge that had been destroyed in the 1927 flood. View is looking up Colchester Ave. on the Burlington side.

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                                              Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                              Date:  1927

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              View of the seemingly flimsy wooden supports for a wooden plank walkway during the construction of the Winooski Bridge that had been destroyed in the 1927 flood. New solid concrete bridge supports are seen. In the background is one of the mills (later location of Forest Hills Factory Outlet)

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                                                Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction (4X5's)

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

                                                Date:  1928

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after it was destroyed by the 1927 flood. Seen here is of one of the new supports. View is looking toward Winooski.

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                                                  Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction (4X5's)

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

                                                  Date:  1928

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

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                                                  Reconstruction of the Winooski Bridge after it was destroyed in the 1927 flood. Seen here is one of the new supports. In the background is one of the mills.

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