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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 Dump

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

Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

August 3, 1944. This view shows the completed road way in the foreground with the Municipal Refuse Disposal Grounds regulations attached to the side of the house, also the Salvage Depot building with a lean-to garage and tool shack at some distance from the Depot building. Note the pile of Salvage metal in the background to the left, also the smoke where burning of unsalvageable materials takes place a the far end of the grounds.

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    Title:   Burlington Dump

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

    Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    August 3, 1944. This view taken from a point on North Ave. over the tunnel shows the panoramic of the entire Cat's Island Area including the dumping area, the Salvage Depot and tool shack and the road leading up the grade to the intersection of North Bend and St. Louis Streets. Note the Central Vermont Railroad tracks to the left and the power line leading to the substation of the City Electric Light Plant.

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      Title:   Burlington Dump

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

      Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      January 20, 1944. This building was erected by regular Street Department employees using Salvage material saved from the fire of the old Davis Machine Shop, also from salvage corrugated sheet metal from Fort Ethan Allen. The remainder of the building was constructed of lumber obtained by cutting pine trees in the Airport woods and hauling them to the saw mill at Essex Jct. and Winooski where they were cut into timber and boarding. The only new material purchased for this building was the corrugated sheet metal used for facing the south side of the building which was not completed at the time this picture was taken. The main building is 90 feet in length and 28 feet in width with a clearance of approximately 14 feet to the eaves, the doorways being approximately 10 ft. X 18 ft. Between each doorway is a 12 ft. X 28 ft. bin with sloping sidewalls where all salvage is classified and stacked and then disposed of to junk dealers. All materials having any salvage value are saved, sorted and disposed of through the facilities of this building. The two small lean-to sheds at the easterly end of the building were originally used for WPA (Work Projects Administration) construction crews, one of these sheds will be used as a garage for the Allis-Chalmers tractor which will be used with a reversible bulldozer blade sidewalk snow plow to push the refuse through the back doorways and over the bank after the salvage material has all been sorted out. When the building is completed it will be painted with camouflage asphaltum paint which has been donated for the purpose.

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        Title:   Burlington Dump

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

        Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        January 20, 1944. This view shows the Salvage Depot from the easterly end looking down into the Intervale. Note the abrupt drop from the level of the houses at the top of the bank to the level of the Intervale, a vertical drop of approximately 45 feet above the level of the Intervale. All Materials brought to the Refuse Disposal Grounds are inspected by one of the caretakers before it is dumped and the caretaker designates where the load will be dumped, depending upon the class of material contained in the load. All materials unfit for salvage are carried to the remote end of Cat's Island, shown in the background of this picture, where it is dumped and burned if any combustable materials are present. No fires are allowed within three to five hundred feet of the building. Sign leans against one end of the building stating disposal grounds regulations.

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          Title:   Burlington Dump

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

          Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          August 3, 1944. This view taken from the same position on the sand hill across from the railroad track from which the preceding view was taken shows the remaining section of the road leading from the slope on the old railroad fill known as Cat's Island. This road has all been recently improved by constructing mixed-in-place stabilized base using was crank-case oil and constructing an armor coat wearing surface with peastone and chips penetrated with HRM asphaltic emulsion. Note the Salvage Depot building where all salvageable materials are handled and processed, also the small hose house for fire protection equipment and the smoke rising from the far end of the "Island" where all unsalvageable wastes are burned daily.

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            Title:   Burlington Dump

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

            Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            August 3, 1944. This view shows the completed building at the Municipal Refuse Disposal Grounds consisting of the main Salvage Depot shown in the center which is approximately 100 feet in length by 30 feet in width with small garage attached at one end also tool shack at left which is used for warming house in winter, and hose house shown at right in the distance. All buildings are covered with sheet metal, roofs and siding, for fire protection. The hose house is built over a concrete underground manhole which houses the water meter and provides a 2 inch water main with approximately 300 feet of fire hose for emergency use. All buildings have been painted with a camouflage gray paint, asphaltum base, and were constructed almost entirely with salvaged materials and by Street Department employees. This picture also shows the newly constructed mixed-in-place roadway in front of the buildings.

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              Title:   Burlington Dump

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

              Date:  1942; 1944

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              March 8, 1944. This view shows a section of the Salvage Depot as a load of baled salvage paper was being loaded and hauled to the car by the Burlington Paper Stock Co. to whom all salvage paper is being sold. This load contained 45 bales having a total weight of approximately 2 1/2 tons.

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                Title:   Burlington Dump

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

                Date:  1944-01-20

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                January 20, 1944 This building was erected by regular Street Department employees using Salvage material saved from the fire of the old Davis Machine Shop, also from salvage corrugated sheet metal from Fort Ethan Allen. The remainder of the building was constructed of lumber obtained by cutting pine trees in the Airport woods and hauling them to the saw mill at Essex Jct. and Winooski where they were cut into timber and boarding. The only new material purchased for this building was the corrugated sheet metal used for facing the south side of the building which was not completed at the time this picture was taken. The main building is 90 feet in length and 28 feet in width with a clearance of approximately 14 feet to the eaves, the doorways being approximately 10 ft. X 18 ft. Between each doorway is a 12 ft. X 28 ft. bin with sloping sidewalls where all salvage is classified and stacked and then disposed of to junk dealers. All materials having any salvage value are saved, sorted and disposed of through the facilities of this building. The two small lean-to sheds at the easterly end of the building were originally used for WPA (Work Projects Administration) construction crews, one of these sheds will be used as a garage for the Allis-Chalmers tractor which will be used with a reversible bulldozer blade sidewalk snow plow to push the refuse through the back doorways and over the bank after the salvage material has all been sorted out. When the building is completed it will be painted with camouflage asphaltum paint which has been donated for the purpose. See also mcalA02F05i13 Burlington Dump

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