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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:   Automobiles - Sales and Service (D-G)

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Summer 1952. C.A. Congdon Construction. Tearing down of the Church of the Nazarene, Burlington at the corner of Pearl Street and No. Winooski Avenue? Sign for Young's drug store seen to the far left. Undated. See also Churches, Identified mcalA09F06i01

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    Title:   Automobiles - Sales and Service (D-G)

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

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Summer 1952. C.A. Congdon Construction. Tearing down of the Church of the Nazarene. Church was torn down so that construction of a new Gulf service gas can be built here.

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      Title:   Automobiles - Sales and Service (Q-Z)

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

      Date:  undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Charles P. Smith, Ford dealership. Near College Street at 87 St Paul Street. To the right is the First Baptist Church, Burlington at 81 St. Paul St.

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        Title:   Boy Scouts

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

        Date:  undated; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        A photo of boy scout John Allen receiving his God and Country Award from the Assistant Minister Rev. George Lawrence and Mr. Dean (probably the scout leader)in the First Congregational Church sanctuary with the pulpit behind the three men. Taken mid 1950s. John was a member of the church and resided on Pine Street in Burlington.

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          Title:   Boy and Cub Scouts

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

          Date:  1956

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Mid 1950s photo of boy scout John Allen receiving his God and Country Award from the Assistant Minister Rev. George Lawrence and Mr. Dean (probably the scout leader)in the First Congregational Church sanctuary with the pulpit behind the three men. John was a member of the church and resided on Pine Street in Burlington. See also mcalA01F12i04 for version of same group.

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            Title:   Burlington Girl Scouts

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

            Date:  1951

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1951 photo of a group of Girl Scouts assemble on the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for a formal photo. The troop number on one girl's sleeves reads 23. Flag bearers and leaders stand in the back. Photo 2.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Cherry Street (4X5)

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

              Date:  undated; undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Cherry St. - Asphalt Paving Project. Photo dated June 29, 1946. This view of Cherry Street taken from the intersection of St. Paul Street shows the new stone-filled-sheet asphalt hot plant mix pavement in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic church (97 Cherry Street) only a few days after its completion. This pavement was constructed approximately 2 inches in thickness over the old pavement as a base. The gutters were first built up to maintain a uniform depth of 6 inch curb face. Left side building is 35 St. Paul (three story wood frame with brick veneer)

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                December 3, 1936 View of upper Church Street while Street Department was removing snow after the 13 inch storm of previous night. The trucks are being loaded by hand. Photo published in Images of America Burlington on the front and back covers. Retail store signs including Preston's jewelers, Carl's Dinette, drug store can be seen. The church of the First Unitarian Univeralist Society with clock in center background.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                  Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  View from lower Church Street looking north to the Unitarian Church at the head of the street. Photo taken after a major winter snowstorm. Trolley tracks have been cleared and run down the middle of the road (not used after 1929). Possible date 1920s.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                    Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    December 3, 1936 View of lower Church Street after snow had been removed after 13 inch storm of night before. Looking north up Church from Main Street. The Unitarian Church is in distance, center background. Burlington City Hall is left foreground. Fire Station left next to City Hall. Cars line both sides of the street.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                      Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      View of upper Church Street with street cleaning vehicle spraying water. On the left is the Masonic Temple building, on the right Abernethy Clarkson Wright building. The Unitarian Church center background. Indentations of trolley tracts still seen running down the middle of the road.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                        Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Salvage Project. Trolley track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view taken in front of Burlington City Hall (right) while the last rail was being pulled on June 25, 1943, shows the special rail pulling equipment including the device for the "rolling pull" on the rail shown at the end of the "A" frame. In the background beyond city hall is a mansard roof building (corner of Church and Main) used for worship by the First Baptist Church of Burlington from 1845-1864.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                          Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Church Street looking north from Bank Street toward the Unitarian Church, Burlington, Vermont - July, 1931. Trolley tracks can be seen running the length of the road but no overhead lines (not used since 1929). To the left foreground is Beebe Pharmacy at 75 Church (Mason Gaylord Beebe?) in the Lambert building. Beebe will become Kelley's Pharmacy. Other retail stores seen. New Sherwood Hotel seen further up the street. Hotel burned in 1937. Name of McAllister's studio embossed in lower right along with type print label "Store No. 397 Burlington, Vt."

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

                            Date:  1929-10-19; 1929-10-19

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            October 19, 1929 dated photo of College St at the intersection of So. Winooski Ave in Burlington. To the extreme right is the Fletcher Free Library. Up from that is the College Street Congregational Church. American elm trees line both sides of the street.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

                              Date:  1929-08-25; 1929-08-25

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Aug 25, 1929 dated photo. Pouring concrete base on College Street in front of College Street Congregational Church. Note the construction of the base showing dowels spaced 5' on centers. This concrete base was constructed in 3--10' slabs 6" in thickness with 30" gutters on either sides extending 2" above the concrete base allowing for the surface coarse of Asphalt 2" in thickness. This work is all done by City labor and City equipment of the Burlington Street Dept. Fletcher Free Library can be seen in the background on the right.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

                                Date:  1929-10-19; 1929-10-19

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Oct. 19, 1929 dated photo. College Street looking west from the intersection of So. Union St. and College. Extreme left is the College Street Congregational Church. Further up the street on the same side is the Fletcher Free Library. Elm trees and parked automobiles on both sides.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

                                  Date:  1929-10-19; 1929-10-19

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Aug 25, 1929 dated photo. Pouring concrete base on College Street in front of College Street Congregational Church. Note the construction of the base showing dowels spaced 5' on centers. This concrete base was constructed in 3--10' slabs 6" in thickness with 30" gutters on either sides extending 2" above the concrete base allowing for the surface coarse of Asphalt 2" in thickness. This work is all done by City labor and City equipment of the Burlington Street Dept. Fletcher Free Library can be seen in the background on the right.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Flynn Ave.

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

                                    Date:  1931-04-27

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Photograph dated April 27, 1931 looking eastward from the rail crossing on Park Avenue (renamed Flynn Avenue)before the widening/paving project was undertaken. Features include United Maple Products building (left), Vermont Structural Steel Corp. buildings (right) and in the distance, the steeple of St. Anthony's Church.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Winter view of Main Street with city street dept truck with snowplowing equipment attached. Crew members, one with snow shovel, stand nearby. What appears to be a three bay window church is seen behind the truck. Undated (1920s?)

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                                        Date:  undated

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        November 20, 1928. View is South Union looking north from Main Street showing the finished pavement of 2" black base with 2" asphalt top constructed on old telford base done by the Burlington Street Dept. Memorial Auditorium is to the left at the northwest corner of South Union and Main Streets. On the same side of the street just to the north is the College Street Congregational Church. On the right are residences no longer in existence. See UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont, South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s for more information.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                                          Date:  1931; 08-10

                                          August 10, 1931. South Winooski Ave at the corner of Bank Street as indicated by the street sign stating Bank St. Piles of dirt are heaped onto the greenbelt (tree belt) as street dept crew do work. To the right can be seen the steeple and front columns of the Congo Church on So. Winooski Ave.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                                            Date:  1931; 10-31

                                            October 31, 1931. View looking south on South Winooski Ave. from Pearl Street. Trolley tracks still visible in the road bed but overhead cable are gone as the trolleys were no longer being used as of 1929. To the left is the First Congregational Church. To the right on the corner is Charles Bombard barber shop at No. 1 So. Winooski. Carl D. Densmore Co. sign for monumental work at 7 So. Winooski. Yandow Tire & Battery Co, Inc. at No. 11 - 15.

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                                              Title:   Cathedral Grammar School

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

                                              Date:  1950

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Spring 1950 photo of Cathedral Grammar School students dressed for First Communion standing on the steps outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vt. Photo #2.

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                                                Title:   Cathedral Grammar School

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

                                                Date:  1949

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1949 photo of the front of the sanctuary of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington, Vt with Cathedral Grammar School students ready for First Communion.

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                                                  Title:   Cathedral Grammar School

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

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

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                                                  Undated photo of Cathedral Grammar School students dressed for First Communion standing on the steps outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, Vt. Photo #2.

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