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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: North Street

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

Date:  Undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated view (may be 1930s, 1940s) of North Street looking west. Retail stores line both sides of the street. Extreme left is Turner's Drug Store. Bloomberg's Shoe Store is at 191 North St. The tower further along the street on the left is the old Lawrence Barnes School (built 1896, torn down 1957-1958) between Rose and Murray Streets. On the right is Mazel's Department Store at 194 North St.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

    Date:  1930-08-18

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    August 18, 1930. View looking west on construction completed at North Street and Elmwood Ave intersection. This is a five-point intersection that included Intervale Avenue. Street has been resurfaced covering the old trolley (cable) streetcar tracks. City dept. vehicle steam roller seen to the right. Louis N. Turner, druggist store to the left at the corner advertising candy and cigars. Also on the left is Bloomberg's Shoes at No. 191. To the right on the opposite corner is 202 North St location of Burlington Cut Price Shoe Shop and further down is a sign for Mazel's Dept Store at 194 North St.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

      Date:  1930-08-18

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      August 18, 1930. Caption reads "Prepairing [i.e. Preparing] road bed on North St at Champlain St prior to new construction." The Burlington Street Dept has torn up the old trolley (streetcar) tracks. To the left is drug store of Eugene Gosselin at 146 No. Champlain St. Across the street on the right is Vincent's Shoe Store at 144 No. Champlain. More information on this photo can be found on the web site Historic Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

        Date:  1930-08-25

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        August 25, 1930. Intersection of North St and Champlain St open to traffic 3PM. A Burlington Rapid Transit Company bus on its North End Loop route seen in the center. Eugene Gosselin Drug Store at 146 No. Champlain St. is on the right. Road has been resurfaced by the city street dept.

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          Title:   Strong Theatre (Burlington, VT)

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

          Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1946 photo of the Strong Building, home of Strong Hardware Co. and the Strong Theatre, as well as Brown's Pharmacy and ice cream shop. Date on the building is 1902. The marquee reads: Abbott and Costello: "The Naughty Nineties," with Alan Curtis. (The movie came out in 1945.) The building was destroyed by arson in 1970, and rubble at the site was used to help build the Burlington bike path.

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