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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: Barrett Street

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

Date:  1941

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Photograph dated June 19, 1941. Original caption reads: "Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the condition of Barrett Street as the general improvements were started including new concrete integral curbing and gutter on both sides, concrete sidewalk on the northerly side and telford stone base with asphalt penetration binder course and asphalt hot plant mix wearing course. This improvement also included the raising, moving and construction of a new reinforced concrete basement wall and chimney for the Rossetti residence shown in the left background of this picture nearly opposite the concrete mixer. The crew in the foreground are starting the installation of the underground drainage tile and concrete integral curbing and gutter at the intersection of Colchester Avenue.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Barrett Street

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

    Date:  1941

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Photograph dated Sept. 5, 1941. Original caption reads: Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the Rossetti residence in progress of being raised. Note the condition of the sill and the studding of the sidewalls; also note that the sidewalls are filled with brick and mortar in the spaces between studdings. This added considerable weight to the structure and with the rotten condition of the sills (the sill in the right foreground having been entirely gone and the sill shown in the picture is a new timber which had to be put in place before the house could be raised) made the raising process difficult.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Barrett Street

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

      Date:  1941

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Photograph dated Aug. 4, 1941. Original caption reads: Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the Rossetti residence before any reconstruction work was started with the exception of the placing of the forms and pouring the sub-footings for the northerly half of the reinforced concrete foundation walls.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Barrett Street

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

        Date:  1941

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Photograph dated Sept. 5, 1941. Original caption reads: Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the Rossetti residence in process of being raised and moved back out of the street area to the new reinforced concrete sub-foundation walls.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Barrett Street

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

          Date:  1941

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Photograph dated Aug. 4, 1941. Original caption reads: Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the condition of the Rosetti residence before remodeling and moving was started. Note the new integral curbing and gutter just constructed on the top of the old stone retaining wall about ten feet in front of the house; also the old wooden stairs necessary to descend in order to enter the ground floor of the house which is approximately ten feet below the surface of the street; also not condition of old chimney which was later rebuilt on the outside of the house.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

            Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

            December 9, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from the Intersection of Catherine Street.This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly from the intersection of Howard Street. Note that curb construction is continuing through cold weather in order to put the street in passable condition to leave for the winter. Final surfacing is to be done in the spring.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

              Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

              May 25, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements Project. This view is taken from the intersection of Howard St. looking northerly to the intersection of Marble Ave. The excavation of the old pavement was partially done last winter and completed this month after which the sand cushion and telford stone base was constructed and the penetration course of chestnut stone has been spread over the telford base and roughly graded ready for rolling with the 15 ton steam roller. Note the condition of the old curbs which will be reset or replaced as the condition warrants.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

                Date:  1946; 1946

                February 11, 1946 Institute Road - Road Excavation and Street Widening Project This view was taken from a point on Institute Road just westerly of the proposed rock excavation site looking toward North Ave. The rock excavation to be removed can be seen in the south portion of the highway. Note the rock also on the north side of the road which should be removed in order to develop the street for its full width. Note: A more detailed description can be found on the original print.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

                  Date:  1946; 1946

                  March 22, 1946 Institute Road - Rock Excavation Street Widening Project. This view looking easterly toward North Ave. shows the work after it was practically completed on the south side. Note the large stump in the center background being hauled on a stoneboat by the four-wheel drive Walter truck. Approximately 650 cubic yards of rock excavation was removed from both sides of the street and used for filling and widening the shoulders. This project was requested by the Park Department to improve the safety of the traveling public in getting to and from North Beach. The work was done by the Street Department.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

                    Date:  1946; 1946

                    April 11, 1946 Institute Road - Rock Excavation Street Widening Project. This view taken from the intersection of the road leading to Bishop Hopkins Hall looking easterly toward North Ave. shows the appearance of Institute Road after all rock excavation and widening had been completed ready for the earth fill to be placed on the shoulders.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Lakeside Ave

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

                      Date:  1945; 12-11; 1945; 12-11

                      December 11, 1945. City of Burlington, Vermont, Street Department Lakeside Ave. Pavement Base Construction This view was taken from a point near the intersection of Central Ave. looking easterly toward the underpass. Note that the temporary wearing surface had been constructed for the base after the work of mixing and stabilizing the base had been completed as shown in the picture under date of Dec. 5, 1945. This stage of construction was done to enable the street to be used during the winter and early spring without experiencing the troubles of early spring break-up of the old dirt and cinder street. The pavement will be completed in the summer of 1946. Note the crushed stone base placed in the driveway after regrading to meet new grades. To the left in background is the Blodgett Co.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: North Bend Street

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

                        Date:  1938-10-19

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        October 19, 1938. City street dept crew work on resurfacing the road.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: North Bend Street

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

                          Date:  1939-09-15

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          August 15, 1939 PWA Project No. Vt. 1097-F This view shows the completed pavement at the intersection of North Bend Street and Ward Street. The old road bed was scarified, reshaped and treated with stabilizing emulsion late in the fall of 1938 and a base course of asphalt penetration was constructed with one application of 85-100 penetration asphalt binder. A wearing surface of two inches of Plant-Max asphalt using tempering fluid was constructed during the early summer of 1939.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                            Date:  1930-08-26

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            August 26, 1930. City street dept resurfacing project covering over the now unused trolley streetcar tracks. View of North St and Park St open to traffic 3PM. A Burlington Rapid Transit bus seen at center. Behind is 78 North Street, that in 1930 was a barber shop run by Thomas M. Khoury.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                              Date:  Undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s looking south toward So. Union at the intersection of Pearl Street and South Union Street. To the right is 233 Pearl St. and to the left is 235 Pearl. City street dept. workmen do maintenance at the corner.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                                Date:  1931; 08-28

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s near the intersection of Pearl Street and Elmwood Ave. looking north along Elmwood. City street dept crew repaves the road. To the right is the iron fence surrounding the green near the Unitarian Church located at the head of Church Street.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                                  Date:  1938; 10-10

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  October 10, 1938. Intersection of So. Union (at the left), Pearl St (running left to right across the photo) and No. Union (on the right). The building to the left at the corner of Pearl and So Union is 233 Pearl St. Homes and American elm trees line the street. City street dept work at the corner of Pearl and No. Union.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                                    Date:  1931; 04-23

                                    April 23, 1931. View of Riverside Ave during resurfacing of the street by the city street dept. Homes line both sides of the street. A lone road construction lantern (flare) rests by the rest of the road.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                                      Date:  1931; 04-23

                                      April 23, 1931 view of a portion of Riverside Ave during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Dwellings seen on both sides of the street.

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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: Union St.

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

                                          Date:  undated

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Undated photo of So. Union Street showing the trolley tracks removed and the empty trenches where they once were. Dwellings line the street many with sloping lawns.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                                            Date:  1938; 10-10

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            October 10, 1938. Intersection of Pearl Street and North Union (to the right of the photo) and South Union (leading to the left). Street Dept. crew works near the street sign post at the corner of No. Union (extreme right). To the left across Pearl Street is No. 233 Pearl (built in 1814).

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                              Date:  1931; 10-20

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              October 20, 1931. Photo # 1. View looking south toward Pearl Street during street construction project by the city street dept. showing Mixed In Place Asphalt Macadam - Showing surface after flush coat had been applied and a light carpet of sand to aid in rolling and to render surface more dense. Dwellings seen on both sides of the street.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                                Date:  1931; 10-01

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                October 1, 1931. View of No. Williams Street looking north from Pearl Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Trolley tracks still in place along Pearl Street as are the overhead cable wires. To the left is No. 366 Pearl Street. Also to the left is No. 15 No. Williams Street and to the extreme right is No. 380 Pearl.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                                  Date:  1931; 10-20

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  October 20, 1931. Photo # 2. View of Williams Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Here a steam roller smooths the road surface. Caption reads "Same as #1 after rolling."

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