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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: Main Street (4X5's)

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

Date:  undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated (may be late 1920s or early 1930s) overhead view of the continuation of asphalt application over the old brick pavement on Main Street between South Winooski Ave. and Church Street. Note the old trolley car tracks which are being covered up. Cable wires are still strung and barely visible overhead. On the right is the Post Office. Further up the street is the Strong Theatre building.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

    Date:  1943-05-05

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    May, 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows 3 stages of the project on Main St. in front of the U.S. Post Office (on the left). In the foreground can be seen the concrete base which is just being poured in the trench on the right and the sub-base ready to receive the concrete in the trench on the left, also 6 inch header at point of switch. The trench on the right beyond the header is ready for the rail to be removed. The rail is being removed in the background from the trench on the left by aid of the "A" frame and derrick. 2 inch hot asphalt plant mix will be constructed on top of the concrete base to finish the pavement. Also on the left center is the mansard roofed building that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church. Across the street from that building is seen a corner of the City Hall. On the right are businesses including the Federal Savings and Loan.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

      Date:  1943-05-05

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      May 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows Main St. between Church St. and St. Paul St. after the rails had been removed and the trenches filled with concrete. From left to right is marque for Flynn Theatre advertising My Friend Flicka film starring Roddy McDowell, Preston Foster, center photo is the Park Cafe, Hotel Vermont seen on the corner and Van Ness House background right.

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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

        Repaving of lower Main Street seemingly near the Ferry docks. The overhead trolley cable wires are still seen. City street dept crew and vehicles on site applying what looks like asphalt on a corner. Sign on the side of a building advertises the Ferry to Ausable Chasm across Lake Champlain on the New York side. Undated photo but may be late 1920s or early 1930s.

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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

          Undated (late 1920s, early 1930s?) view looking east up the hill with trolley (cable) car tracks running the center of lower Main Street. Two men (possibly city street dept crew) stand beside a truck and seem to access the construction project. To the right a sign advertising "Star Cars, low cost transportation".

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

            Date:  1943-05-05

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            May 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view shows Rail Removal Project on Main Street in front of U.S. Post Office where a hot-mix asphalt pavement had been constructed over the top of the rails to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Retail stores on the left include the State Liquor Store, Federal Savings and Loan and business sign advertising personal loans.

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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

              Undated (maybe late 1920s or early 1930s) view of the corner of lower Main Street and Church Street looking east up the hill. Burlington street dept crew Lay asphalt surface on old brick pavement on Main Street between South Winooski Ave. and Church St. Note the old trolley (cable) car tracks which are being covered up. Overhead cable wires are still seen. Steam roller center photo. Large sawhorse used as a barrier directing motorists of danger, detour route and to keep out of the construction area. Large building on the left location of the Burlington Sweet Shop with sign at top of the building indicating Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                Date:  1943-04-29

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                April 29, 1943. Rail Removal Project by the Burlington Street Dept. Burlington, Vermont. In progress at intersection of Main and Church Street looking east. Note the method of removing brick pavement and breaking the concrete base with the aid of paving breakers. One truck mounted Chicago-Pneumatic air compressor (#110 cu. tt. per min. capacity) is shown at the right operating two paving breakers and an Ingersoll-Rand steel wheel mounted compressor (#160 cu. Ft. per min, capacity) with auxillary tanks is shown on the left drawn by an Allis Chalmers IB tractor. This auxillary tank arrangement was to provide extra storage capacity of air for use with additional paving breakers and more especially for the use of an Ingersoll-Rand Wagon Drill which was used in drilling through the solid concrete on Church St. and on Winooski Bridge. Large corner building on the left is location of Upton's Sandwich Shoppe at 156 Church Street(was earlier location of Burlington Sweet Shop), near top of building is still seen sign for Burlington Mutual Fire Insurance Company at 174 Main Street. To the left of Upton's is Howard's Grill at 152 Church Street ground level and above is billiards owned by William P. Denham.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                  Date:  1943-05-05

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  May, 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project. Burlington, Vermont by the city street dept. This view shows the construction of the "A" Frame and the method of attaching the frame to the end of the 26 foot boom of the Universal Truck Crane. The chain falls attached to the end of the frame and the boom were used for raising the frame when moving or when rough or uneven surface would not allow the frame to slide over the pavement without digging into the surface. Behind to the left is 174 Main, location of the Burlington Mutual Fire Insurance Company and on the right is 184 Main location of Gove, the Florist.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                    Date:  1943-05-05

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    May 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project. Burlington, Vermont by the city street dept. This view, looking east up the hill, shows Rail Removal Project at intersection of Main Street and So. Winooski Ave. where a hot-mix asphalt pavement had been constructed over the top of the rails to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. On the right are businesses that include (extreme right) Kent-Thomas Co advertising Armstrong tires at 211-213 Main, further up is 229 Main location of Nourse's restaurant. Across the street at 220 Main is the Chittenden County Jail, J. Frederick Lynch, county sheriff.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                      Date:  1943-05-05

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      May 5, 1943. Rail Removal Project by the city street dept. of Burlington, Vermont. This view shows a close-up of the design of the "A" frame and the method of attaching it to the end of the crane boom. The corner of City Hall can be seen to the left in the background with its cupola rising above.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                        Date:  1943-05-05

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        May 5, 1943. Trolley track Rail Removal Project by crew members of the Burlington street dept. Burlington, Vermont. This view looking west towards City Hall (seen in the upper right corner) shows the rails being removed from Main Street in front of the U.S. Post Office where a hot-mix asphalt pavement had been constructed over the top of the rails to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. On the left further down the street is the sign for the Hotel Vermont.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                          Date:  1943-05-05

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          May 5, 1943. Trolley track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont by crew members of the city street dept. This view shows the rails being removed from Main St. in front of the U.S. Post Office where a hot-mix asphalt pavement had been constructed over the top of the rails to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Note the narrow width of channel being broken each side of the rail and the method employed in pulling the rails with "A" frame attached to the end of the boom on a 7 ton Universal Truck mounted Crane. To the left is 167 - 169 Main Street location of the Alps Coffee Shop and Alps Cafe and Sea Grill. Hotel Vermont is further down the street as seen by its high rise sign. Directly across the street on the right is seen a corner of City Hall.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                            Date:  Undated

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                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s. View is looking West on North Street from intersection of No. Champlain Street before new construction. Retail stores line both sides. Shows 143 North Champlain on the left and 106,108,110 North St. on the right. Trolley (cable) car tracks seen running down the center of the street. More information on this photo can be seen on UVM's 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:  1930-08-18

                              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:  Undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s. Looking West on North St at the intersection of Park St. before new construction by the street dept. Trolley (streetcar) tracks run the center of the road. Shown is 73,75 North St (No. 73 was later renumbered 75). More information on this photo can be seen on UVM's Historic Burlington 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:  Undated

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                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Undated but may be August 1930. Looking East on North St at Rose St intersection before new construction work to resurface the road. Trolley (streetcar) tracks are seen running the center of the street. To the left is the I.G.A. stores at 144 - 146 North St.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                    Date:  Undated

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                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Undated but probably 1929 or early 1930s showing the old trolley (streetcar) tracks still in place running down the center of North Street. View is looking west on North Street at the intersection of Elmwood Ave. before new construction by the Burlington Street Dept. In the middle distance is probably a Burlington Rapid Transit bus heading west. In the foreground on the left is a corner store, further west is Bloomberg's Shoe Store and further on is the tower of the old Lawrence Barnes School at 144 North St. On the right a sign for Mazel's Department Store at 194 North St.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                                      Date:  Undated

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                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      October 27, 1928 view of Pine Street. Men work on tracks running down the center of the road.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                                        Date:  1928; 10-27

                                        Resource type:   photographs

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                                        October 27, 1928 view of Pine Street. Tracks and cross timbers run down the center of the road. A man stands next to a parked vehicle near the tracks.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                                          Date:  1928; 11-20

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          November 20, 1928 dated photo of Pearl Street looking east up the hill from Willard Street showing the completed pavement 6" concrete base with 2" asphalt top. Trolley tracks run up the center of the street. To the extreme right of the photo is 327 Pearl Street built around 1815. See UVM's Historic Burlington 1830 for more information.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                                            Date:  1944; 09-15

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            September 15, 1944. Pine Street Project, D.A. - W.I. No. 4, Burlington, Vermont. (Defense Area - War Industry No. 4) This project financed by the Federal Government as an Access Highway to a Defense Plant was handled and supervised through the Vermont State Highway Department. The construction work was done under contract by D. W. Overocker, General Contractor of Burlington, Vermont. The Pine Street Section of the Project consisted primarily of: - (a) Furnished and placed gravel base approximately 12 inches in depth over the entire length of this section from Howard Street to Flynn Ave. (b) Excavating sections near the intersection of Howard Street including the railroad crossing, the intersection of Lakeside Ave. and the intersection at Flynn Ave. where-ever the old pavement would not permit a minimum depth of 12 inches. (c) Furnishing and installing drainage pipes and constructing catch basins and cross culverts for surface drainage. (d) Constructing 3 inch mixed-in-place asphalt pavement 24 feet in width with 5 foot gravel shoulder on either side. (e) Reconstructing railroad crossing to Tuletex Plant (at expense of E. B. and A. C. Whiting Co.). This view shows item (e) railroad crossing during construction. Note 12 inch depth of forms placed on top of surface of old pavement and new rails and ties placed on top of old crossing which was left in place. Concrete was poured in one pouring with 12 inch depth. Note extra rail placed inside of main rails for flange protection.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Prospect Street

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

                                              Date:  1935; 02-13

                                              February 13, 1935. V.E.R.A. (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Sewer Project looking north on Prospect Street. Excavation is through about 5 ft. of frost at this location.

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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 but may be 1930 trolley track removal road construction project by the Burlington Street Dept. View is along South Union Street looking south near the intersection of Maple Street. The old tracks have been dug up as they ran down the center of the street. Private homes and elm trees line both sides of the road. No. 253 South Union is seen to the right. To the left is the J. M. McGeary house at No. 266 South Union. See UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont, South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                                                  Date:  undated

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                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Undated photo but may be 1929 or early 1930s view of So. Prospect Street during road construction for trolley track removal by the Burlington Street Dept. Tracks are seen running down the center of the street. Road surface between the tracks has been roughed up in preparation of removing the rails.

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