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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 - Street Views

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

Date:  1944

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Winter 1944 photo of a street in Burlington.

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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 Oct. 17, 1941. Original caption reads: "Barrett Street Improvements: This view shows the Rossetti residence [32 Barrett St.] after having been raised approximately ten feet and moved back off the street line approximately fifteen feet. The chimney being constructed was carried to the sub-foundation footings to prevent settlement. Note the cement blocks used for the cellar walls on top of the concrete sub-cellar foundation walls; also note that the sills have been replaced and new clapboards and siding have been completed; also note that the filling has been carried to a point even with the front of the house which is approximately fifteen feet back of the street line; also note completion of sidewalk construction on new fill and approach to house.

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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 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: Colchester Ave

          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. View of the asphalt pavement on Colchester Ave. looking west. Residences line both sides of the street. On the left are No. 315, 311, 307, 303. On the right side of the photo are No. 316, 314, 312. More information on this photo can be found on UVM's Historic Burlington Project web site.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave (4X5)

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

            Date:  1929; 1929

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Sept. 1, 1929 dated photo. Colchester Ave. north of Chase Street showing the 12% grade between Chase Street and Barrett Street and the approach to the new Winooski Bridge. Textile mills seen in distance. Note the rough condition of the pavement in the foreground as well as the irregular appearance of the curb line. This picture taken just before repaving construction work began. Dwellings numbering in the 400s seen to the left. On the right is No. 6-8 Chase Street, Dan Day Brick Store. Just beyond is 445 Colchester Ave. A similar undated photo with more information on the houses can be found on UVM's Historic Burlington Project web site.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

              Date:  1931-09-27; 1931-09-27

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Sept 27, 1931 dated photo of Elmwood Ave looking north from the intersection of Pearl Street. Telephone poles and Elm streets line the road. To the right is the fenced property of the Unitarian Church. To the extreme left, barely visible, is a Texaco gas station. This corner on the left now houses the Post Office.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

                Date:  1931-09-27; 1931-09-27

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Sept. 27, 1931 dated photo. View of Elmwood Ave looking north at intersection of North Street. Unused trolley (cable car) tracks remain in the street pavement.

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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: Hungerford Terrace

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

                      Date:  1940; 1940

                      Allis-Chalmers, Model IB Tractor with 16 HP Engine, Equipped with a Baker "V" Type Sidewalk Snow Plow. This view shows the Tractor Plow unit proceeding north on Hungerford Terrace after an 8 inch fall of snow combined with rain, which made the plowing very heavy and difficult for horse drawn equipment, but this unit did not experience any difficulties. Note: For a more detailed description see the original print.

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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: Locust St.

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

                                Undated view of Locust Street. May be 1930s sidewalk construction project by city street dept.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  View of lower Main Street (may be late 1920s) looking east up the hill. Both trolley tracks and overhead cable wires can still be seen. Dwellings and businesses can be seen including a gas station in the right foreground.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: North Bend Street

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

                                    Date:  1938-10-19

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                                    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:  1938-10-19

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      October 19, 1938. Intersection of No. Champlain and North Bend Street. Homes are seen on each side of the street. North Bend was later renamed Manhattan Drive.

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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:  Undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated but most likely late 1920s or early 1930s. No trolley tracks are seen on this view of Pearl Street looking west at the intersection of Pearl and Elmwood Ave. Detailed information on this photo can be seen on UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont, South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                                                Date:  1934; 04-23

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                April 23, 1934 view of Pearl Street. Elm trees and dwellings line both sides of the road. A filling station is to the right. On the left cement steps are seen leading from the curb across the green belt (tree belt) to nearby homes. Automobiles are parked along the sides of the street as others travel along it.

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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 view of Pearl Street. May be 1930s as no trolley tracks are seen. Homes and elm trees line both sides of the street.

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